London County Council v Cattermoles (Garages) Ltd: CA 20 Apr 1953

An employer is vicariously liable for employees’ torts committed in the course of employment, in spite of prohibitions dealing with conduct within its course. The defendants were held liable for the negligence of their servant whilst driving, even though the servant, a garage hand had no driving licence and had been expressly prohibited from driving.
Sir Raymond Evershed MR, Birkett, Romer LJJ
[1953] EWCA Civ 3, [1953] 1 WLR 997, [1953] 2 All ER 582
England and Wales

Updated: 05 February 2021; Ref: scu.262852