Cox v Ministry of Justice  UKSC 10 was a case brought against the Ministry of Justice by Mrs Cox in respect of injury caused to her by the negligence of a prisoner assigned to work in the prison kitchen. Whilst the more usual case of vicarious liability involves the responsibility of an employer for the actions of an employee, this form of liability has been applied in other situations.
Cox v Ministry of Justice and see Lord Reed handing down the judgment.
Lord Toulson, having looked at the history of this subject, stated the Present Law at paras 44-46 ...
The decisions of the Supreme Court are considered by the UK Human Rights Blog where it is noted that - Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets  UKSC 11 affirms the “close connection” test set out in Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd  UKHL 22 and rejects the formulation of a new test for vicarious liability based on “representative capacity”.
Cox v Ministry of Justice  UKSC 10 extends the sorts of relationships where a defendant can be made vicariously liable for the conduct of an individual and evaluates Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society  UKSC 56 (the ‘Christian Brothers’ case).