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GP practice not vicariously liable for doctor’s negligence (Brayshaw v Partners of Apsley Surgery and another)

Published on: 18 December 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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