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Our local club has been told that in the event of an accident to a member, the officers of the club can be sued for damages. Is this true?

It’s possible that the officers of the club could be held liable under some circumstances, but it will depend on the rules of the club whether that liability would then extend to the membership as a whole. In most cases if one member was injured by another, or if a non-member was injured by a member, the person concerned would be held individually responsible rather than the club collectively. I suggest the officers discuss the rule book and the operation of the club in detail with a solicitor to decide whether insurance is necessary and if so what level of liability it should cover.

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