Tag archives: Recreational liability

Informal indoor cricket game – non-participant and casual onlooker struck in eye with ball resulting in injury. Materialisation of inherent risk and obvious risk defence.

In the decision of Redding v Manly Life Saving Club Inc & Anor [2018] NSW DC 278 District Court Judge Russell found in favour of the plaintiff, a 16 year old girl and member of the Manly Life Saving Club.  The plaintiff was assisting in running a Manly Club BBQ to raise funds. Whilst assisting … Continue reading

Go Kart appeal goes off the track for the Church

Dixon v Apostolic Church Australia Ltd [2018] WASCA was an appeal from a judgment of the District Court of Western Australia that had found the Apostolic Church liable in negligence to Dixon who sustained injuries when she struck a tree whilst participating in a go karting event organised by the Church.  Dixon was a volunteer … Continue reading

Court revisits the rights of a professional jockey to sue another jockey – is an injury from a professional horse race an obvious risk?

In the decision of Lynch v Cavallo [2018] NSW DC, the court on an interlocutory motion was required to revisit the question of whether a professional jockey can sue another professional jockey injured in a professionally organised horse race. In Goode v Angland [2017] NSWCA 311 the Court of Appeal held that a professional horse … Continue reading