Teacher’s acts and school’s liabilty

In accidents in public places, Blog by AAH

 

JENNIFER WILKIN-SHAW (ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE SHAW, DECEASED) v (1) CHRISTOPHER FULLER (2) KINGSLEY SCHOOL BIDEFORD TRUSTEE CO LTD [2013] EWCA Civ 410

Mrs Shaw failed to show that the death of her daughter while on a school trip on Dartmoor was the result of the negligence of a teacher who had lost her way and failed to meet the team at a checkpoint.

Abdul Hafezi’s comments ;

 1. An employer is liable for acts and omissions of all its employees if they were performed in the course of their employment

2. Claims against schools and local authorities can be defended

3. Schools and local authorities should not be frightened in their endevours to provide challeging enviornments