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Employer liable for negligence of third-party subcontractor

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    Nelhams v Sandells Maintenance Ltd and Gillespie (UK) Ltd (1996) 46 Con LR 40 CA (0 other reports)

In Nelhams v Sandells Maintenance Ltd and Gillespie (UK) Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an employer is liable for an employee whose safety it has entrusted to a third party. But the employer is able to recover full indemnity from the third party, where the latter was wholly responsible for the accident.