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Lifting the Lockdown; Risk Assessments for Sports Clubs

14 May 2020

Is it possible to practice for world-class team performances by kicking a ball against a wall on your own? Here at Forbes Sports we have been sat around in our home offices anxiously awaiting arrival of news about what will happen with pretty much every sports season, event, or league which used to…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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In Deep Water - The Pitfalls of Suing an Unincorporated Association

19 Dec 2019

L v The Trustees of Anon Angling Society A claimant has had his claim for personal injury struck out after the Court found there was no legal basis for the claim. Background Claims against unincorporated member associations must be carefully considered as was illustrated by a recent…

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Claim Misses the Target

19 Dec 2019

A Claimant who was injured whilst attempting to move an archery target has lost her claim at trial. The facts The Defendant provided archery facilities and training sessions. The Claimant was a keen archer and attended sessions on a regular basis. Prior to an archery class starting, the…

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Forbes Successfully Defends "player on player" Football Claim

04 Oct 2019

Forbes has successfully defended a "player on player" football claim following a 3-day trial. The facts The Claimant was playing in a football match against the Defendant's team. About half way through the first-half the Claimant suffered a serious injury to his Achilles tendon.…

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Claimant is the Author of his Own Misfortune

25 Jul 2019

W v A Family Leisure Park The Facts In August 2015, the Claimant and his family visited a theme park owned by the Defendant. The Claimant alleged that he was sitting at a table in the restaurant when his chair simply collapsed. He suffered neck and back injuries as a result of the incident…

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Let's Twist Again - Defendant not liable for fairground injury

27 Jun 2019

Cullum v Rainbow Amusement Park Ltd A Claimant brought a claim for personal injury after she alleged that she had been injured whilst riding on the "Twist" fairground ride at the Defendant's Amusement Park. The popular "Twist" ride rotates in one direction whilst the…

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Queen's Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit

26 Jun 2017

Through last week's Queen's Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as outlined on pages 46 & 47 of the Queen…

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GDPR Countdown

13 Apr 2017

With just over a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force you may have started to think about how this impacts your business. A risk based approach is becoming more important because not only are you required to act within the law, you will be required to…

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