Lister and Others v Hesley Hall Limited [2001] 2 All ER 769 (HL)

Negligence – duty of care – immunity from suit – striking out – vicarious liability

As a matter of legal principle, the employers of the warden of a school boarding house who sexually abused boys in his care could be vicariously liable for the torts of their employee if there was a sufficiently close connection between the torts and the employment. *(Trotman v North Yorkshire County Council overruled).

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