The High Court recently made an award of just over £1,112,000 for damages arising out of abuse committed by a PE teacher against a 13 year old boy over 4 year period. In FZO v Adams and LB of Haringey, Mrs Justice Cutts held that vicarious liability applied for both the period during which the Claimant was at school as well as the period after he had left. She awarded general damages of £85,000 as well as a significant claim for loss of earnings.

Robert Seabrook QC and Justin Levinson acted for the Claimant instructed by Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors.

Judgment available on Bailii here or Lawtel (membership required) here and the case was featured in the Daily Mail here.