This presentation is about the law of professional negligence as it applies to sport. The presentation asks, paradoxically, if the skills you have as a sports coach or official might ever, on not being reasonably applied, leave you or your sport vulnerable to a claim in negligence. To inform this debate, the recent judgment in Bartlett v English Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (unreported, County Court (Birmingham), 27 August 2015) is critically considered. Arguably, this case is indicative of the extension of tortious liability in the UK, most notably, for officials and coaches in the context of amateur sport, essentially requiring HHJ Lopez to determine what might be termed the ‘professional liability of an amateur’.
|Publication status||Published - 27 Feb 2016|
|Event||Sport and Recreation Law Association 29th Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA, United States|
Duration: 24 Feb 2016 → 27 Feb 2016
|Conference||Sport and Recreation Law Association 29th Annual Conference|
|City||New Orleans, LA|
|Period||24/02/2016 → 27/02/2016|