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Walk It Off: Rugby Union and the Law of Negligence

In light of a 2020 class-action lawsuit brought by rugby ex-internationals who report brain damage from repeated concussions, KCTL examines the law of Negligence as it applies to sports and particularly Rugby Union. How does a contestant's voluntary participation affect a claim?

12:15, 18th April 2021

Intention to Create Legal Relations: A Necessary Fiction?

Case law points to an entrenched divide between the treatment of domestic and commercial relationships, but is the objective test for determining an intention to create legal relations a fiction? Moreover, if it is, is the test a necessary fiction or one that is no longer fit for purpose?

12:00, 24th November 2020

The Owners and Directors Test: An Unreliable Keeper of Football's Integrity?

The Owners and Directors Test (ODT) is intended to ensure those who run English football clubs are fit for the job and preserve the integrity of the game - but is the current ODT fit for purpose in the wake of recent scandals and failures?

12:00, 13th October 2020

The Public Benefit Requirement for Charitable Trusts: A Mere Formality?

The public benefit requirement is a longstanding element of charitable trusts, and remains a key element in determining their validity. However, a recent case involving independent schools has caused some uncertainty, and left questions for Parliament to answer.

12:00, 28th July 2020

Vicarious Liability: Clarifying A "Close Connection"

Two recent Supreme Court cases have reviewed and updated the case law on vicarious liability. WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants clarifies the controversial Mohamud case and what exactly constitutes a "close connection" in vicarious liability.

12:00, 23rd June 2020

Vicarious Liability: Re-Examining the "Akin to Employment" Test

Two recent Supreme Court cases have reviewed and updated the case law on vicarious liability. Barclays Bank v Various Claimants explores the first step of the vicarious liability test, controversial recent case law, and the traditional divide between employees and contractors.

12:00, 16th June 2020

Coronavirus and Contracts: Is Frustration in Play?

In response to the commercial disruption caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, there has been an uptick in client interest and law firm advice on the doctrine of frustration. However, the doctrine is unlikely to apply to many of the situations created by the pandemic.

12:00, 19th May 2020

Routier v HMRC: Redefining 'Charitable Purposes' For Inheritance Tax

In a recent case regarding a Jersey trust, the Supreme Court disapplied a sixty-year-old convention of interpretation, significantly widening the scope of 'charitable purposes' for inheritance tax exemption.

12:00, 4th February 2020

The Shabby State of Surrogacy Laws in the UK

Surrogacy laws, in their current state, have many unacceptable gaps. This has led to the judiciary having to creatively interpret the law, leading to a haphazard band-aid fix that doesn't match up with the clear language of the legislation. Reform by Parliament is needed.

12:00, 28th May 2019

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