Pitch Perfect? The Duty of Organisers to Provide Safe Playing Surfaces

17th September 2012 by John Bates

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What duty of care does the organiser of a sport or leisure activity owe to the participants to make sure that the playing surface is reasonably safe? How far must the organiser go to inspect a playing surface? How do policy considerations impact on the standard of care expected? A recent Court of Appeal case highlights the issues

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John is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University.

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