Neil Partington, ‘Negligence in sport: context vs principle’

“It has been suggested that ‘[i]n law context is everything’. This observation by Lord Steyn has particular resonance in the burgeoning area of sports negligence given the wide and varied circumstances of sporting activities, with Judge LJ in a leading authority in this field reaffirming that ‘the issue of negligence cannot be resolved in a vacuum. It is fact specific’. The courts have been increasingly tasked with scrutinising the full factual matrix in claims of sports negligence, with reported cases involving sports coaches, sports instructors, sports officials/referees, sports participants, and (more recently) physical education (PE) teachers …”

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Neil Partington, ‘Negligence in sport: context vs principle’ (2022) 38(1) Professional Negligence 34-42.

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