Vicarious Liability – Is It Still ‘On The Move’?

WM Morrison Supermarket plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12  Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13  This article originally appeared in Issue 5 (May 2020). These parallel judgments, handed down on the same day by the Supreme Court, clarify the two stage approach to determining whether an…

Sexual Abuse – A Third Party’s Fault?

BXB v Watch Tower and Bible Tract Society of Pennsylvania [2020] EWHC 156 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 4 (March 2020). On 30 January 2020, Mr Justice Chamberlain gave judgment in BXB v (1) Watch Tower and Bible Tract Society of Pennsylvania (2) Trustees of the Barry Congregation…

In Brief – March 2020

In each issue, we try and cover cases in brief which we were unable to cover in full. Below are the cases covered in brief in Issue 4, March 2020. Attorney General of St Helena v AB and others (St Helena) [2020] UKPC 1 – Privy Council decision considering whether…

The Supreme Court Rules on the Liability of Public Authorities

Poole Borough Council v GN (through his litigation friend ‘The Official Solicitor’) and another [2019] UKSC 25  The article originally appeared in Issue 2 (July 2019). In this judgment, handed down by Lord Reed in June 2019, the Supreme Court found that Poole Borough Council did not owe a duty…