Risk and lifestyle sports: the case of bouldering


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Gilchrist, Paul and Osborn, Guy (2017) Risk and lifestyle sports: the case of bouldering Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 15 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1748-944X

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The recent case of Maylin v Dacorum Sports Trust [2017] EWHC 378 (QB) is the latest example of a claim being made for damages suffered whilst participating in bouldering, a form of low-level climbing. Whilst interesting in its own right in terms of how the courts apply legal principles to the area, it also sheds light on approaches to lifestyle sports more generally and the place of risk within play. This Intervention is essentially a case note of Maylin, but viewed, in part, through the lens of recent interdisciplinary work the authors have undertaken into parkour.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: Article is open access licensed under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Uncontrolled Keywords: risk; liability; bouldering; lifestyle sports; climbing; negligence
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
M000 Law
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.16997/eslj.211
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 14:38
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 14:43
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/17888

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