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Vicarious liability: No duty of care to staff when defending civil claims

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    James-Bowen and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] IRLR 954 SC (0 other reports)

James-Bowen and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] IRLR 954 SC

misconduct | police | vicarious liability | duty of care

In James-Bowen and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Supreme Court held that, when defending a claim of vicarious liability, the Commissioner did not owe a duty to her police officers to take reasonable care to protect them from economic and reputational harm.