If your charity takes on work from a local authority relating to service provision to a vulnerable person, have you considered who is liable if something goes wrong? Under certain circumstances, a local authority will have a duty to the vulnerabe person that they cannot delegate (a 'non-delegable duty').

David Mears, partner in the charity and social business team, explains when such a duty will arise and what impact it will have on the legal relationship between the local authority and the charity. 

Non-delegable duties - who is responsible if something goes wrong - October 2014.pdf