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Sarah Crowther KC appointed as BHA Judicial Chair

Outer Temple Chambers warmly congratulates Sarah Crowther KC on her appointment as independent Judicial Chair of the British Horseracing Authority Judicial Panel. Sarah’s appointment will begin in January 2023 and she succeeds HH Brian Barker CBE KC. Further details of the BHA independent Judicial Panel can be found here. Sarah has a broad civil and commercial practice, details of which can be found here. She will continue in practice at Outer Temple Chambers alongside her judicial panel role.

News 27 Oct, 2022

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Louis Weston acts for BHA in doping case

Louis Weston recently acted for the British Horseracing Authority in the prosecution of two men charged with doping a horse at Newcastle Racecourse, resulting in 10 years disqualification and a nominal fine for the faultless trainer. The British Horseracing Authority instructed Head of the Sports Law Team, Louis Weston, to act on their behalf at the hearing of Neil Waggot and Stephen Walker, two stable hands employed by Newcastle Racecourse. The hearing centred around alleged doping of horses in 2018. Ladies First was a favourite to win at Newcastle but was well beaten by 22 lengths and later tested positive for Timolol, a beta blocker. CCTV footage showed Waggot and Walker acting suspiciously and appearing to administer something to the…

News, Sports 28 Jan, 2022

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