Oceangas (Gibraltar) Ltd v Pla (The Cavendish): QBD 24 May 1993

A harbour authority is not vicariously liable for a pilot’s negligence. A pilot is an independent professional person, even though the port provides his services, and can insist on his employment.


Times 24-May-1993, Gazette 01-Sep-1993, Independent 28-May-1993


Pilotage Act 1987

Negligence, Transport, Vicarious Liability

Updated: 09 April 2022; Ref: scu.84417