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Complementary decision

P. &. I Clubs Law and Practice

Complementary decision

Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10

The Supreme Court, similarly constituted, also considered the approach to be adopted in deciding whether a relationship other than an obvious employment relationship can give rise to vicarious liability, in a judgment complementary to its judgment in Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11. The Ministry of Justice was held to be vicariously liable for injury caused by the negligence of a prisoner undertaking paid kitchen work. In this case Lord Reed gave the judgment of the court.

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