Vicarious Liability: The Close Connection Test is Alive and Well - Jonathan Dale, 18 St John Street Chambers
18/01/17. In Fletcher v Chancery Supplies Limited  EWCA Civ 1112 the Court of Appeal considered the issue of vicarious liability in a case in which the employee had not given evidence at the trial and none of the witnesses called at the trial knew why the employee was crossing a road when the accident occurred.
The Claimant, a police officer, was riding a police mountain bike along a cycle lane on Liverpool Road in Eccles. The traffic on the road was stationary. T, who was crossing the road on foot, emerged from behind a transit van and stepped into the path of the Claimant. A collision occurred and the Claimant suffered injuries including a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament...