The courts now have a degree of flexibility to apply to the facts of a case, writes Michael Imperato

In the High Court in Northern Ireland, the recent case of Megan Murray v Mark McCullough as Nominee on Behalf of the Trustees and on Behalf of the Board of Governors of Rainey Endowed School (2016) NIQB 52 revisited the general test of negligence of a school and schoolteachers for injury to a pupil, and did so in a sporting context.

The claimant sustained serious dental injuries when struck by a hockey stick in a school match aged 15. The main injuries would have been prevented if she had been wearing a mouth guard, she was not. The claimant's case was th...

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