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Recreation and the Law 2nd ed

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Valerie CollinsSenior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University

ISBN13: 9780419182405
ISBN: 0419182403
Published: March 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Paperback
Price: £66.99

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For the second edition of this successful book the contents have been fully updated to take into account recent changes in legislation affecting recreational activities, ranging from stadium safety to the new Licensing Act, from the Food Safety Act 1990 to the Local Government Act 1988 and legislation about environmental pollution. The book retains its popular approach of explaining in layman's terms the relevant legal issues. Areas covered include the promotion of recreation as a business, the organization of recreation through clubs and also the problems of violence on the field. As well as offering a valuable insight into the complexities of legal cases and issues and the way in which the law is enforced, it also considers the implications for all those concerned with the operation and management of recreational facilities. Throughout this book the author draws on cases that have been decided in the courts.;This will therefore prove a fundamental source of information for leisure and recreation managers and everyone involved in the planning and administration of recreation in the public and private sectors; it will also be an essential text for students in all areas of sport, leisure and recreation.

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The role of law in recreation. The participants. The professional and his contract. The amateur and his agreement to play. Discrimination against participants. Protection from physical injury. Liability for participants' belongings. Criminal behaviour on the field of play. Drug abuse. The sportsman's reputation. Spectators and neighbours. The spectator and his contract. Occupiers' liability in relation to the spectator. Occupiers' liability in relation to neighbours. Legislation to protect and control spectators. Spectators and the criminal law. Nuisance. Sunday observance. Recreational clubs and governing bodies. Unincorporated associations. Registration of clubs as companies. Registration of clubs as Industrial and Provident Societies. Registration of clubs as Friendly Societies. Registration of clubs as recreational charities. The club constitution. Club officials. Membership of clubs. Liabilities and duties of a club. Trustees of clubs and associations. Disciplinary action and enforcement of rules. Disciplinary committees of governing bodies. Challenging decisions of governing bodies. Generating income. Sale or supply of alcohol. Sale of food. ""Gaming"" and gaming machines. Lotteries. Other fund-raising activities. Entertainments held by clubs to raise funds. Copyright in relation to the public performance of music. Sponsorship. Investment of club funds. Taxation of income. Rating of clubs and societies. VAT on recreational facilities. The employment of staff. Introduction. Employee or independent contractor? The contract of employment. Payment of wages and sickness allowance. Time off with pay. Deductions from wages. Trade union membership. Discrimination. Maternity rights. Equal pay. Safety at work. Duties of an employee. Dismissal. Redundancy. References. Taxation and national insurance in professional sport. The provision and control of recreational facilities through the operation of the law. How the law affects provision and control of facilities. Central government powers. Powers of local authorities. Government agencies and statutory bodies concerned with recreation. Encouraging recreation through legislation. Outdoor recreational facilities available through the operation of the law. Recreation in the countryside. Recreation on rivers and canals. Reservoirs. Fisheries. The seashore. The use of airspace for recreation. Index.