Owl phobia

There have been some tantalising decisions associated with vicarious liability since my book was published last November. Some organisations and their insurers have successfully argued against vicarious. A GP practice was not vicariously liable for the negligence of a self-employed locum who had introduced a vulnerable patient to his Christian faith and arranged for her to attend a religious meeting where she had developed a phobia of owls. The High Court decided that religious instruction was no part of the business of the practice. A financial advice company was not vicariously liable for losses resulting from a fraudulent Ponzi scheme operated by its appointed representative. The represe

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