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David is head of the leisure and hospitality practice within the corporate and sector risks practice. Admitted as a solicitor in 1987 and joined Keoghs recently in 2018. David is a senior liability lawyer with over 30 years’ experience of major employers liability and public liability claims, including many often quoted cases within textbooks. David has also recently led a leisure client’s defence of a large illness outbreak, resulting in a 219 claimant class action, which was the first UK land-based large class action successfully defended, resulting in multi-million pound savings for the client.
David has successfully defended many oft quoted Court of Appeal cases in the leisure and hospitality sector with regard to duties under the Occupier’s Liability Act, notably Laverton v Kiapasha, Marsden v Bourne Leisure, Tedstone v Bourne Leisure and Gallagher v Haven Leisure.
David sits on the Leisure Expert Panel, which was formed to bring together stakeholders and influencers within the leisure industry, managing health, safety and security of risks. David is also a member of the new organisation, UK Hospitality, formed following the merger of the ALMR with the BHA.
Latest Insights by David Scott
Our Recreation Roadmap to Recovery series will arm you with all the necessary risk analysis as the Leisure and Hospitality sector reopens and during the phased stages following those tentative ﬁrst steps. Kicking things off is our Reopening Risks guide, providing you with quick wins along the road to recovery.
Here's what the Corporate Risks Leisure team have been getting up to over the last few months.
Welcome to the third edition of our leisure and hospitality update.
Christmas is invariably accompanied by worsening weather as winter sets in. With that in mind, it is absolutely vital all businesses review their procedures for eliminating the risk of slips in icy conditions,
In this landmark case, the team successfully defended Butlins against a dance floor slip claim related to a spilt drink, setting a precedent for future cases.
At Your Leisure, the second 'Keoghs' edition of our leisure sector newsletter, is now available to read.