Webinar - The Supreme Court on Vicarious Liability. Have We Reached the Final Destination?

Friday, 17 April 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Jeff Heasman, Jeff Heasman, Training & Consulting

On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgments in two highly important cases for employers and the insurance industry: Various Claimants v Barclays Bank and Various Claimants v Morrisons. The Court of Appeal had held Barclays to be vicariously liable for the actions of an independent contractor and Morrisons liable for a major data breach committed by a rogue employee who was subsequently sentenced to prison. The Supreme Court has overturned both decisions.


In recent years, the law relating to vicarious liability has been in constant motion. What did the Supreme Court say in the Barclays and Morrisons judgments and how will this impact employers and insurance companies? Have we finally got some certainty in this area of law?


This thought-provoking webinar will look at both sides of the argument and assess how best employers and the insurance industry can adapt to these recent developments.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • understand how the law relating to vicarious liability has developed.
  • critically analyse recent decisions of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
  • assess how employers and the insurance industry can adapt their practices to ensure the best outcome possible in light of recent decisions.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.