On 15 March 2016 at Southwark Crown Court, a decade after a crane collapsed in Battersea killing its operator and a member of the public, Falcon Cranes was fined £750,000 for health and safety offences. Originally, the police investigated the... Read More
Posted on: 21 March 2016
It is not a new legal concept that if vicarious liability can be established an employer will be liable for the acts of its employees. However, the consequences for businesses are now potentially much more significant following the recent Supreme Court decision of Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets.
The Prest decision breaks down cases which fall within the concealment principle and the evasion principle. The concealment principle does not usually involve piercing the corporate veil at all. The Court merely looks behind the company façade to see what it is concealing.