unreported, 18th January 2010
An interesting case arising out of a school ski trip to Italy. The First Defendant arranged the trip. During the course of it the Claimant, Second Defendant and other schoolchildren went on a tobogganing excursion. The Claimant was injured when the Second Defendant collided with her whilst tobogganing. The Claimant asserted that the trip was inadequately supervised and that no adequate instruction had been given to either girl; further, that if adequate instruction had been given, the Second Defendant had not heeded it. The case raised questions around the extent of the duty owed by the school and of issues of volenti. Ultimately, however, it settled on a basis favourable to the Claimant.
Sarah Prager was Counsel for the Claimant.