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Fulham FC v Jones: When Is There Civil Liability For Causing A Serious Injury In Football?

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Thursday, 19 May 2022 By Luka Krsljanin

This article examines the case between Fulham Football Club and Mr Jordan Levi Jones which concerns the circumstances in which the Court will find civil liability for a serious injury sustained in the course of a professional football match. The judgment is of importance for all sports law practitioners, given the anticipated rise in claims brought by injured sports people in respect of alleged career-ending injuries.

The full judgment may be found here.[1] 

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Luka Krsljanin

Luka Krsljanin

Barrister at Blackstone Chambers

Luka Krsljanin is a leading junior barrister with a wide-ranging commercial practice. He has considerable expertise of significant, heavyweight civil and commercial litigation. He is highly rated by both of the leading directories, where he is praised both for his work as sole counsel and as part of a counsel team: "He is excellent both in court and on paper”, "Incredible attention to detail", “Excellent on his feet in cross-examinations”, "A confident and polished advocate" (Legal 500, 2021; Chambers & Partners, 2021)

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