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Podcast: Sophie Beesley speaks to Thomson Reuters on “Brain injuries in sport: where is the duty of care?”


Old Square’s Sophie Beesley, alongside Katie Fudakowski (Farrer & Co) contribute to Thomson Reuters Podcast on “Brain injuries in sport: where is the duty of care?”

In Episode 80 of “The Hearing: A Legal Podcast” Becky talks to Katie and Sophie to discuss the law around duty of care to sports people who suffer head injuries as a result of their profession.

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson is one of eight rugby players who recently revealed they’re suffering from early-onset dementia. Steve says he can no longer remember winning that 2003 World Cup. The eight players are suing for negligence. They claim the sport’s governing bodies failed in their duty of care to players, despite risks of concussions being “known and foreseeable”.

With some experts predicting the case will settle out of court, Becky, Katie and Sophie examine the legal rights our sporting heroes are entitled to.

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud or Spotify. (via Thomson Reuters website.)

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