Skiing articles

January 19, 2009

accident, Negligence


In the New Law Journal, 12 December 2008, Elizabeth Wale (a barrister at 2 Temple Gardens) has written a case commentary entitled ‘Update from the Courts’ on the recent ski instructor case ‘Anderson v. Lyotier & Portejoie’. The article is one and a half pages and reports the facts involved in the QBD Decision.

In the rival Solicitors Journal, 13 January 2009, Michael Imperato (a partner specialising in ­personal injury at Russell Jones and Walker) has also written a one page case commentary on Anderson entitled ‘Skiing trips…..skiing slips’  (

For what its worth, I think the Imperato article is the better of the two as it contains more opinion and interpretation of the facts. The verdict itself is quite interesting as it talks about the collaborative nature of the coaching process and draws a clear distinction between adult and child liability.

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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