Case Report

Cillian Willis v Sale Sharks & Ors (2017-2019)

Date: 02/01/2017

Instructed by DWF on behalf of the Defendant Premiership Rugby Club in a case brought by the Claimant, a former professional rugby player, for damages arising out of alleged negligent management in relation to concussion injuries suffered during a rugby match. Believed to be 1st  claim of this kind in the UK following on from the class-action concussion case brought by more than 4,500 former NFL players in the USA. Liability and quantum were fully disputed. Long running litigation. Ultimately discontinued against the Premiership Rugby Club following interlocutory hearings. Claim against Second Defendant struck out and claim against the other Defendant settled on confidential terms.