Home Risk Roadshows – Protect your club’s future

Thursfields Solicitors along with Worcestershire Cricket will be running two risk roadshows on April 3 at Halesowen CC and April 5 at Worcestershire County Cricket Club. The roadshows are targeted at club chairmen, committee members and will provide valuable insight to understand the risks involved and help ensure your club structure is fit for the future.   

The way a club is legally structured can have a significant impact on club leaders, both on their club and them personally.  Get it right, and a club can be run effectively and may benefit financially.  Get it wrong, and there could be significant financial and other implications for a club and potentially its members.


Roadshow 1:      Mon 3rd April: Halesowen CC, 7pm – 9pm

Roadshow 2:      Weds 5th April: Worcestershire County Cricket Club, 7pm – 9pm


The Risk Roadshow will concentrate on two main areas of risk:-

Personal Liability – identifying where Committee Members are exposed to potential personal liability and suggesting how risk can be mitigated; and

Land/Property – are the Committee Members doing all that they can to help safeguard the Land/Property for future use for recreational cricket?

Personal Liability - Jenny Smith – 20 minutes

Legal structures - brief overview

Some areas of risk for Committee Members/Cricket Club  and possible solutions


in tort (negligence/vicarious liability)

in trust (especially re property)


Michelle Chamberlain or Lisa Kemp – 10 minutes

“employment” – related risk – employees, volunteers, self employed contractors; minimum wage; vicarious liability


Land/Property - Nick O’Hara – 20 minutes

·         Legal proprietorship

·         Property Trusts

·         Protection from prescriptive rights

·         Property lettings/licences

·         Difficulties with neighbours


Presentation on Fundraising for your club: Steve Saul of Route 39 will present on how you can run events and help generate additional funding for your club.

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Thursfields is one of Worcestershire’s most long established and reputable law firms. With over 130 staff in seven offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands, we have the resources and the expertise to provide a full range of legal services.

Our firm specialises in working in the Sports and Recreation Sector. In particular, we have legal experts who can advise in relation to all issues affection not for profit organisations including corporate/governance, commercial property, employment and dispute resolution.

In 2016 we were awarded Birmingham Law Society’s medium sized Law Firm of the Year award.