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Samuel Cuthbert represents motorsport national governing body in inquest into motorsports accident.

Samuel Cuthbert recently acted for Motorsport UK in a multi-day inquest at Norfolk Coroners Court into the death of Angela Lucas.

Angela Lucas was fatally injured, and died of severe head injuries during an endurance race at Snetterton Race Circuit.

The jury found that the buckle of Mrs Lucas’ harness was not correctly located and if the buckle had been correctly located in line with the FIA regulations, it would not have been possible for the turnbuckle to be activated. The Coroner did not issue a Prevention of Future Deaths report.

Motorsport UK said “This tragic accident is a stark reminder of the need to ensure that motorsport regulations are complied with and that safety equipment – in particular harnesses – are properly located at all times, for all competitors and where relevant co-drivers.”

Samuel acted on behalf of Motorsport UK and was instructed by David Spencer of Clyde & Co, and Jamie Champkin, General Counsel of Motorsport UK.

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Samuel Cuthbert specialises in Sports Law, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. He is frequently instructed both as a led junior counsel and in his own right. He regularly acts on behalf of both athletes and national governing bodies and has recently been published in specialist Sports Law publications on the topic of concussion in rugby. He has a particular specialism litigating head injuries in sport.

Samuel is appointed to the Sports Resolutions Pro Bono Panel.

Before coming to the Bar in 2018 Samuel worked at an international law firm advising on Private, Commercial and Sports Law Matters.

To find out more abut Samuel, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 for a confidential discussion.

News, Sports 24 Jan, 2023


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