Planning an office party? Read this first
9th April 2019
Barrister: Matthew White
Source: St John’s Chambers
Summary: Matthew was instructed to act on behalf of Cancer Research UK in Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK  EWHC 842 (QB), the latest case on the scope of an employer’s vicarious liability for the acts of workers. The employer was not held vicariously liable when one worker assaulted another on the dancefloor at a Christmas Party. Matthew provides a note considering both the allegations against her employer as organiser of the party and the allegation that the employer was vicariously liable for the claimant.