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Vicarious liability in Australia: On the move?

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The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in Prince Alfred College v ADC is a landmark case in the law of vicarious liability. It is the first time in almost 14 years that the High Court has grappled in earnest with the second stage of the test for vicarious liability. This note observes that Prince Alfred College charts a far more restrictive course for the vicarious liability doctrine than has been followed by UK courts. It examines the different trajectories of the law in Australi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/14729342.2017.1321817

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Keble College
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Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
162-170
Publication date:
2017-05-25
Acceptance date:
2017-04-01
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EISSN:
1757-8469
ISSN:
1472-9342
Pubs id:
pubs:687749
URN:
uri:7f64134a-34ee-4c71-a397-c0cbb18750f4
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uuid:7f64134a-34ee-4c71-a397-c0cbb18750f4
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pubs:687749

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