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Career background :-
Consultant in physical education, sport and play. Former teacher,
adviser, coach, administrator and currently Associate Lecturer at
Exeter University. Has written over 500 expert witness reports
relating to accidents in the areas of education, armed services,
public services, sport and play. Has undergone formal training
in advanced courtroom skills and excellence in report writing.
Was awarded the Vic Terry Trophy for his contribution to the
sport of judo and was awarded the OBE in 2001 'for services
to schools' sport and physical education'. Experienced in oral
evidence in courts across the UK, including the Royal Courts of
Justice. Total awareness of other European and Southern
Hemisphere cultures of sport, having travelled extensively as a
lecturer on varied topics. Lecturer on Sport and the Law courses
with Central Law Training. Secretary and co-ordinator of CPD of
his Trade Union's Expert Witness Institute.

Has provided advice and training to Universities, Colleges, schools and the Armed and Public services and is a specialist in the 'risk
sport' areas of gymnastics, rugby, martial arts, judo, swimming,
trampolining and athletics.

Sports, athletics, gymnastics, self defence,
football and most other types of sports
Play areas and equipment
Sports and PE in education
Safety issues
Sports stadia
Sports and leisure injuries
Theme and leisure parks and equipment
Professional negligence (sports and sports facilities)

Trained in the legal aspects of report writing, giving evidence
in court and in the responsibilities of a Single Joint Expert

Av. no. of new instructions a year : 60
No. of court appearances in last 3 years : 22
No. of reports written in last 3 years : 145
Geographical area of work : All of UK

Memberships of other professional associations :-
British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical
Education (formerly General Secretary)
British Association for Sport and the Law
National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education
British Universities and Colleges Physical Education Association
Physical Education Association of the UK
British Institute of National Coaches
British Institute of Sports Administrators
British Health and Safety Society
Society of Association Executives

Mr Geoffrey Morton Edmonson

Association for Physical Education Sport & Play

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