Campbell v Gordon [2016] UKSC 38

  • Case Reference
    UKSC 38
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Sickness and Absence, Health and Safety, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Director Liability; Liquidation' Personal Liability for an Employee Injury; Civil and Criminal Liability

The Appellant, Mr Campbell, was employed as an apprentice joiner by a company whose sole director was Mr Gordon, the Respondent. The Respondent was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company. The Appellant suffered an injury whilst working with an electric saw on 28 June 2006. The company’s employers’ liability policy excluded claims arriving from the use of “woodworking machinery” powered by electricity, and thus excluded any claim arising out of the Appellant’s accident.

The company’s failure to have in place appropriate assurance was a breach of its obligations under section

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This article is correct at 08/07/2016
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