‘Vicarious Liability and the Non-Delegable Duty in the Context of Dental Negligence Claims: Hughes v Rattan

“For several years in the 2000s and 2010s, the law relating to vicarious liability and non-fault liability more generally was ‘on the move’. However, in the last couple of years, the case law dealing with non-fault liability has been far less fruitful for claimants (eg Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13; SKX v Manchester City Council [2021] EWHC 782 (QB)). So the decision of Heather Williams QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) in the case of Hughes v Rattan [2021] EWHC 2032 (QB) provides an early sign that the tide may be turning back in favour of claimants, at least in the context of medical negligence claims …” (more)

[Philip Davy, Ropewalk Chambers, 7 September]

First posted 2021-09-13 18:00:36

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