The Catholic Child Welfare Society and others v Various Claimants and The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and others [2012] UKSC 56

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Employment Relationships; Vicarious Liability

The Appellant represented the board of managers for a residential school for boys. It appealed against a decision that the Respondent Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (“the Institute”) was not vicariously liable for alleged abuse perpetrated by brother teachers whilst at the school. At all material times, the headteacher and some other teachers at the school were supplied by the Institute. The alleged abusers included Institute brothers as well as other members of staff. The Appellant had been held to be vicariously liable for acts of abuse by the brother teachers. It now sought to challenge the finding that the Institute was not also vicariously

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This article is correct at 23/11/2012

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