Potentially precedent-setting CA decision on vicarious liability

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Keoghs abuse team has been acting for Barclays Bank plc and its insurers in a major group action concerning the issue of whether the bank can be liable for assaults by an independent contractor (a GP in private practice who is alleged to have assaulted nearly 200 people in the course of pre-employment medical examinations).

The case was heard by the Supreme Court in November 2019 and judgment is awaited. The decision could have far-reaching consequences in relation to liability for the actions of those who might previously have been regarded as independent contractors.

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