Balfron Trustees Ltd v Peterson and others [2001] IRLR 758 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer responsibility: Employer's responsibility to a victim of employee dishonesty

    Date:
    17 December 2001

    The High Court holds that it was arguable that a firm of solicitors which was not guilty of any dishonesty itself was vicariously liable for the acts of a solicitor it employed who allegedly knowingly assisted in the implementation of a plan to misappropriate funds from a pension scheme existing for the benefit of former employees of Balfron Group Ltd. We review the case of Balfron Trustees Ltd v Peterson.