Wednesday 25 September

Accessory Liability for Strict Liability Torts – after Ahmed v Lifestyle

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Start: Wednesday 25 September 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Wednesday 25 September 2024, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

An assessment of the impact of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Ahmed v Lifestyle [2024] UKSC 17, which significantly changed the Court’s previous approach to accessory liability (joint tortfeasorship) in respect of strict liability torts. The judgment moves away from treating accessory liability as a “strict liability” issue in its own right and now requires the defendant to have knowledge that their actions would result in the tort – whether by procuring the tort or acting to a common design – or by having chosen to turn a blind eye to the possibility of wrongdoing. The webinar will also consider how the judgment impacts on accounts of profits sought against directors pursued for accessory liability in IP right infringement cases.



Dr Tim Sampson, Lamb Chambers

Dr Tim Sampson, Lamb Chambers

Tim has a wide-ranging intellectual property practise, as well as acting in defamation cases (including claims for malicious falsehood) and data protection claims. He is instructed in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious UK and European intellectual property law including copyright, trade marks , passing off, patents and design protection and regularly deals with such cases before IPEC.

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