The vicarious liability doctrine – according to which 'masters' or employers are liable for the damage caused by their 'servants' or employees – has given rise to discussions and different interpretations over time and across jurisdictions. One of the key issues nowadays is whether the servant or employee was acting 'in the course of his/her employment', but there are more general questions about the doctrine's reach. The presentation will explain and assess the Italian approach, comparing it to developments in English law.

A sandwich lunch will be available from 12.30. The talk will begin at 1pm.