Damages case of note

In an action heading for the Queen's Bench Division, London Philharmonic clarinettist Robert Hill is taking the management of Glyndebourne to court in a damages claim. The claim stems from a fall he suffered during a performance. He broke his wrist in the accident just 20 minutes before a performance last May and claims it kept him out of work until January. His arm was in plaster for two months and he says he could not pick up a clarinet for six months. Among other things he criticises the management for failing to ensure there was a safety net.