Vicarious liability: Ministry of Justice's relationship with prisoner engaged in kitchen work "akin to employment"
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Cox v Ministry of Justice  EWCA Civ 132 CA (0 other reports)
Cox v Ministry of Justice  EWCA Civ 132 CA
vicarious liability | relationship "akin to employment" | negligence
The Court of Appeal has held that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), which it found had a relationship with a prisoner assigned to do kitchen work "akin to employment", was vicariously liable for the negligence of the prisoner when he accidentally dropped a heavy sack of food on a member of staff's back.