Wednesday, 21 November 2012


This morning the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision delivered by Lord Phillips on the question of vicarious liability for child abuse.
I suggest that all practitioners read the judgment in the Catholic Child Welfare Society (sic ) case. It was held that an unincorporated entity could be treated as an "employer " upon which liability devolved.The law is on the move (para.19) .
There was lavish praise for Macduff J and also Ward LJ. I can only speak for the former who should be in the Court of Appeal . To promote Rix LJ would be astute and make room for Sir Alistair.