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Patrick Thorne

18 Nov 15

BASI v Butler Battle To Continue in 2016

Patrick Thorne

18 Nov 15

The legal battle between the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) and ski instructor Simon Butler (pictured in green on the right above) is set to continue in to next year.

Mr Butler is challenging BASI on a number of issues including their alleged decision to “withdraw” his MoU which would have allowed him to teach in France under existing French regulations, which Mr Butler does not believe are legal in any case under European equal employment law and is also challenging separately through the French courts.  Mr Butler is seeking damages from BASI of £507,500.

At a court hearing in Edinburgh on 18th November 2015 it was decided the question over the MoU should be considered at a further court hearing on 8 to 11 March 2016.  If this finds in BASI’s favour then the question of compensation will not be relevant unless Mr Butler appeals the decision.  If it finds in Mr Butler’s favour a further date may then be set to consider  the amount claimed.