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Local authority vicariously liable for abuse by foster carers

23 October 2017

The Supreme Court finds that a local authority is liable for the abuse committed by foster parents on the basis of vicarious liability. Alleged liability on the basis of a non-delegable duty to ensure that reasonable care is taken for the safety of children in care and control of foster parents is rejected.

Improving access to justice for survivors of childhood abuse: but at what cost?

20 September 2017

The three-year limitation period in child abuse claims is about to be lifted in Scotland. Whilst the new law represents a victory for campaigners – and reflects the policy aims of the Scottish government – compensators should be alive to the potential spike in claims.

Legal update: the complexities of abuse

30 October 2015

Andrew Caplan looks at the ever-widening scope and depth of abuse claims.

Personal Injury Brief - September 2015

18 September 2015

Welcome to the first edition of the newly named Brief, formerly published as Liability Brief.

Abuse claims: vicarious liability is on the move

17 September 2015

The law surrounding sexual abuse claims, and particularly the circumstances in which vicarious liability may attach, is rapidly changing. Defendant organisations and their insurers cannot afford to be unprepared for the challenging times ahead.

Liability Brief - May 2015

20 May 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of Liability Brief. Following the surprise victory of the Conservatives on 7 May, most of the headlines focus on the speculation about the effects that the Government will have on the country.

Liability Brief: latest decisions May 2015

15 May 2015

A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to occupiers’ and employers’ liability, including an aircraft crash abroad and falls on stairs, from a wall and through a skylight.

Liability Brief - January 2014

09 January 2014

Welcome to the first edition of Liability Brief for 2014.

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