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Who to sue? Non-delegable duties of care to patients and vicarious liability for self-employed dentists (Hughes v Rattan)

Published on: 30 July 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Who to sue? Non-delegable duties of care to patients and vicarious liability for self-employed dentists (Hughes v Rattan)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Non-delegable duty of care
  • Vicarious liability
  • Case details

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: Judgment was handed down on 21 July 2021 in the case of Hughes v Rattan. Heather Williams QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court) held that the defendant was vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of three self-employed associate dentists in respect of the claimant’s dental treatment at his practice, and that the defendant owed the claimant a non-delegable duty of care in respect of this treatment. Written by Daisy van den Berg, pupil barrister at Old Square Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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