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Liability for sporting activities (Wells v Full Moon Events Ltd)

Published on: 26 May 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Liability for sporting activities (Wells v Full Moon Events Ltd)
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Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: The court dismissed a claim against an off-road motorbike centre by a rider who was very seriously injured in an accident. The claimant did not succeed in proving that his accident was caused by hitting a submerged rock in a puddle. It also contains an analysis of the law in this area, which holds that organisers of sporting events are not responsible for risks which are inherent in the sport, or for warning about hazards which were already obvious to the participant and that the extent of the duty considers the reasonableness of the possible precautions as against the social utility of the activity. Written by Stephen Innes, barrister, at 4 New Square. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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