Unincorporated Associations and Tort Liability

McGregor-Lowndes, Myles & Richards, Rhonda A. (2007) Unincorporated Associations and Tort Liability. Queensland Lawyer, 27(1), pp. 257-263.

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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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ID Code: 7028
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: unincorporated associations, tort, liability, Australia, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0312-1658
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 00:00
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:39

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