Meekins v Henson: 1964

The section in the 1890 Act produced ‘a necessary equation of a partnership firm with employers for this purpose [vicarious liability]’. Vicarious liability is a ‘secondary liability as the liability of one person for the act of another who is acting in the course of his employment or as agent for him . . it equates the position of a partner in those respects with that of an employer or a principal.’
References: [1964] 1 QB 472
Judges: Winn J
Statutes: Partnership Act 1890 10
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Dubai Aluminium Company Limited v Salaam and Others HL 5-Dec-2002
    A solicitor had been alleged to have dishonestly, having assisted in a fraudulent breach of trust by drafting certain documents. Contributions to the damages were sought from his partners.
    Held: The acts complained of were so close to the . .
    (, Times 06-Dec-02, , [2003] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 65, [2002] UKHL 48, [2002] 3 WLR 1913, [2003] 2 AC 366, [2003] 1 All ER 97, [2003] 2 All ER (Comm) 451, [2003] 1 LLR 65, [2003] 1 BCLC 32, [2003] IRLR 608, [2003] 1 CLC 1020, [2003] WTLR 163)

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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.193869