English law of vicarious liability: off on a frolic of its own – or the flight from principle? 

16 Jan 2020

A review of the confused state of English law of vicarious liability that has resulted in Morrison v Various Claimants in which Morrisons was held vicariously liable for the (criminal) wrongdoing of a disgruntled employee who posted the personal data of 100,000 employees on the internet whilst at home, months after he had downloaded the data at work. It is suggested that the law has become de-anchored from any discernible principle.