- Vicariously liability test—the control factor (Various Claimants v Barclays Bank)
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- What is the significance of this case? Why is it important for practitioners?
- The two-stage test has been set out as: the relationship between the bank and Dr Bates was one of employment or akin to employment. If so, was the tort sufficiently closely connected with that employment or quasi employment?
- How helpful is this judgment in clarifying the law in this area? Are there any remaining grey areas?
- What are the practical implications of the judgment? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising in this area?
- How does this case fit in with other developments in this area of the law? Do you have any predictions for future developments in this area?
Personal Injury analysis: Jessica Standley, associate at Slater and Gordon LLP, who was acting as a lead solicitor for the claimants in Various Claimants vs Barclays Bank Plc, discusses the practical implications of the judgment and the two-stage test for vicarious liability.
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