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Vicariously liability test—the control factor (Various Claimants v Barclays Bank)

Published on: 15 August 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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