- GP practice not vicariously liable for doctor’s negligence (Brayshaw v Partners of Apsley Surgery and another)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Personal Injury analysis: Is a doctor who abuses his position by imposing his religious beliefs on his patients, in a manner that causes him to be struck off the medical register, tortiously liable for causing a patient psychiatric harm? If so, does the liability transfer to his employer or quasi-employer through vicarious liability? Emma-Louise Fenelon, barrister at 1 Crown Office Row Chambers, discusses the court’s decision in Brayshaw v Partners of Apsley Surgery and another.
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