Vicarious liability, individual responsibility and the employer’s statutory defence roadshow talks

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC, Cloisters and former Chair of the Industrial Law Society will give a series of talks analysing the concept of vicarious liability both at common law and under statute, notably the Equality Act 2010, and in particular how two different approaches first converged but now appear to be diverging again is a roadshow of talks across the country starting with:


Newcastle – 9 December 2014:

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Harvard Lecture Theatre, University of Northumbria, School of Law, City Campus East

Sheffield – 14 Jan 2015:

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Moot Court HC.0.03, Heart of Campus Building, Collegiate Crescent, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield, S10 2BQ

Manchester – 15 Jan 2015:

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

Venue:Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, M2 5GP

Birmingham – 17 March 2015:

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Wragge, Lawrence, Graham & Co.  Two Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6WR

Building on the Wedderburn Memorial lecture given by Lord Justice Underhill at the ILS earlier this year, Jason will also analyse the circumstances in which individuals can be held responsible for acts of unlawful discrimination and the strategies that could be used by both Claimants and Respondents to exploit vicarious liability and individual responsibility most effectively. He will argue that the employer’s statutory defence is too little raised, appears to be misunderstood and should be referred to more regularly by both Claimants and Respondents.

The talks are free of charge and qualify for 1.5 CPD hours accredited by the SRA and BSB

IMPORTANT: Anyone wishing to attend the Newcastle date should book on-line by clicking here as soon as possible.

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