When is a Cricket Umpire like a Doctor?
A recent case in the Birmingham County Court has decided the potential liability of a cricket umpire by comparing his duties to that of a Doctor borrowing on principles from the law surrounding claims for medical negligence. Thomas Barlett was playing in a Warwickshire Cricket League second division match on 7 July 2012 when he […]
The Duty of Care Owed by The Author of a Guidebook to Its Readers
Recently a claim was brought (unsuccessfully) against the British Canoe Union by Mandy Wall. Mrs Wall’s husband, Stephen was tragically killed in a canoeing accident in January 2012. The British Canoe Union published a guidebook in 2003. Mrs Wall argued that her late husband had relied on the guidance in the guidebook before attempting to […]