Trust could be vicariously liable for priest’s abuse
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 @ 12:44
THE Court of Appeal has ruled by a
majority of two to one that the trustees of the Portsmouth Roman
Catholic Diocesan Trust could, in law, be vicariously liable for
the alleged actions of the late Fr Wilfred Baldwin, a parish priest
in the diocese. The ruling was given on a preliminary issue that
arose in an action brought by a claimant identified only as JGE,
now 48 years old.
In May 1970, when she was six and a
half, JGE was ...
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