Vicarious liability: critique and reform

Gray, Anthony (2018) Vicarious liability: critique and reform. Hart Studies in Private Law, 28. Hart Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK and Portland, Oregon, US. ISBN 9781509920235


This book provides a critical discussion of the current law of vicarious liability. It argues the doctrine has grown well beyond its traditional rationale and boundaries, and there is no satisfactory intellectual rationale for the doctrine. It rejects the enterprise risk theory currently in use in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Agency theory is probably the best hope for rationalising the doctrine.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 04:43
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 06:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: vicarious liability, strict liability, enterprise risk theory
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940401 Civil Justice

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