Vicarious liability (again): the brakes are on

Justin Clayden considers the recent decisions on vicarious liability. In the last two years there have been a number of reported decisions touching on aspects of vicarious liability and following a potential broadening of the traditional applicable principles both to the actions of tortfeasor employees and independent contractors. The Supreme Court has recently reviewed the […]

Focus on disclosure and legal professional privilege

Justin Clayden and David Hadfield discuss recent decisions. Judging by the number of reported cases over the last 24 months, the issue of privilege from disclosure is alive and well, with two Court of Appeal decisions in particular exciting attention.[1] Truth be told, neither decision really resulted in any new law but the second of […]

Campbell v ST&H Ltd – Emma Bond of Hextalls succeeds in striking out a claim under the Equality Act.

Emma Bond of Hextalls acted for ST&H Ltd trading as Saga in relation to a claim brought under the Equality Act 2010. The claimant, Mrs Campbell (who previously had taken Thomas Cook to the Court of Appeal) claimed that she had been discriminated against by Saga when she purchased a river cruise called “Amsterdam and […]

Wendy Mayes discusses the recent case of Edwards v Sutton LBC EWCA Civ 1005

The issue of an occupier’s liability and its duty to protect visitors against an obvious danger was considered by the Court of Appeal in the above case. The Local Authority appealed a decision that it was primarily liable under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 in respect of serious injuries sustained by the Claimant. Mr Edwards […]