The Disciplinary Panel and Licensing Committee members

Sarah Crowther KC

Judicial Panel Chair. Has considerable experience across a range of legal practices. Has appeared in proceedings relating to horseracing, as well as in FA safeguarding cases, acting on behalf of individuals and sporting bodies in cases before the National Safeguarding Panel and the High Court.

Austin Allison

A retired Senior legal advisor with a major city investment management firm. Arbitrator and mediator. Frequent race goer in UK and abroad. Owner almost continuously since 1996 and a member of the Racehorse Owners Association.

Timothy Charlton KC

Previously a commercial practitioner with an interest in sports law. A long-time member of the Disciplinary Panel with a comprehensive knowledge of racing and betting.

Anthony Connell

A retired senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service and a member of several racecourses with a comprehensive knowledge of horseracing.

His Honour Philip Curl

A retired Circuit Judge. A steward at racecourses including Newmarket and Yarmouth between 2002 and 2016 and a member of the Disciplinary Panel since 2011.

Chloe Fairley

From a racing family. A barrister practising in Leeds with wider criminal and regulatory practice. Rides out regularly for a professional trainer in Yorkshire and rode the winner of the MacMillan charity race for amateurs at York in 2014.

David Fish KC

A retired Manchester practitioner with wide ranging regulatory and disciplinary experience. An owner for many years and a broad knowledge of the sport.

Dr Lyn Griffiths

A Racecourse Medical Officer for many years and previously a GP Principal in the Midlands. Specialist knowledge in sports medicine and was the senior medical-legal advisor for the Medical Protection Society until 2017.

His Honour James O’Mahony

A Circuit Judge in Kent and the Honorary Recorder of Margate. A wide understanding of the sport.

Jodie Mogford

A former jockey who rode c.170 winners under National Hunt Rules. Currently assistant trainer to Graeme McPherson KC and will therefore not sit on any cases which involve a licensed trainer who is personally alleged to be in breach of the Rules of Racing, or where Graeme MacPherson is acting for either party.

Alison Royston

Ridden competitively since childhood. A career in football administration becoming the Premier League Head of Administration. Now returned to racing as the administrator of a yard in Yorkshire. A member of the FA Judicial Panel.

Rachel Spearing

A London barrister with a regulatory enquiry and inquest practice. Family racing connections, has ridden out and is a previous owner. A particular interest in wellbeing and safeguarding and will have a specific responsibility for the development of the Safeguarding jurisdiction of the Panel.

Ian Stark OBE

Now running Equestrian Centre in the Borders. Outstanding medal winning career and past British Team selector for the British 3 day event team. Previously a member of the Disciplinary Panel and a member of the Jockey Club.

Steve Winfield

An owner, breeder and devotee of horseracing. Wide leadership as well as extensive regulatory and disciplinary experience. Has served as Chair of the Greyhound Regulatory Board and as a Director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.