Fulham Football Club v Jordan Levi Jones

In UK Browne Jacobson, advised on the matter.

Browne Jacobson advised Fulham Football Club with a team including Matthew Harpin (Picture – Employment Litigation).

Fulham Football Club have succeeded on appeal in overturning an earlier court ruling that the club was liable for a sliding tackle made by one of its former under 18 players, Jayden Harris, in the course of a competitive match.

The incident occurred at a match on 10 December 2016 at Motspur Park, London between Fulham Football Club and Swansea City Football Club Under 18s.

Towards the end of the first half of the match, Jayden Harris tackled Jordan Jones which resulted in Mr Jones suffering an injury to his right ankle.

Jones issued a claim against Fulham Football Club, as the employers of Mr Harris, for being vicariously liable for his actions, on the grounds that the tackle amounted to negligence on the part of Mr Harris.

In delivering his judgment, the judge held that Fulham Football Club were vicariously liable for Mr Jones’ actions. The club appealed the decision on four grounds and were successful.

Browne Jacobson instructed Luka Krsljanin, Blackstone Chambers, to represent Fulham Football Club at the successful appeal.

Matthew Harpin (Picture), a partner at law firm Browne Jacobson, acted for Fulham Football Club.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Harpin – Browne Jacobson;

Law Firms: Browne Jacobson;

Clients: Fulham Football Club;

Author: Giulia Di Palma