Unincorporated Associations and Tort Liability
This article examines recent authorities both in Australia and the United Kingdom that consider tort liability issues involving unincorporated associations, their members and officers. The general principle is that a member of a member’s club owes no duty to the other members other than that of an ordinary individual in the absence of any club rule to the contrary. First the liability of a member of an unincorporated association is examined, followed by that of the committee members as a whole and then individual officers. Finally, the duty owed to a volunteer in the course of an unincorporated association’s activities is discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||unincorporated associations, tort, liability, Australia, United Kingdom|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Thomson Legal & Regulatory|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||25 Sep 2013 22:39|
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