Legal Expenses Scheme
In the event of jockeys taking part in a PJA endorsed disciplinary appeal or defending motor prosecutions, PJA members can also take advantage of the Legal Expenses Scheme. Please note the following conditions:
Territorial Limits – Worldwide
Provided that any disciplinary hearing takes place at a tribunal within Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man or in the Republic of Ireland, if it is a hearing of the Irish Turf Club.
|Interference||Max. £1500 + Vat arising from an Event|
|Whip||Max. £1500 + Vat arising from an Event|
|Non Triers||Max. £3000 + Vat arising from an Event|
£6000 + Vat for two Members making claims arising from the same event
£9000 + VAT for three or more Members making claims arising from the same event
|Failling to Weigh-in||£3,000 + VAT per Event|
|Failing breathalyser test||£3,000 + VAT per Event|
|Pre-Hearing||£800 + VAT (integrity – positive sample)|
£1,800 + VAT (integrity)
|Other Appeals||Max. £3000 + Vat arising from the same Event|
£6000 + Vat for two Members arising from the same Event
£9,000 + vat for three or more Members arising from the same event
|Motor Prosecution Defence||£800 + Vat arising from an event (Excludes drink-driving/banned substances). Cover is for incidents which occur during the course of a jockey’s work, i.e. travelling to or from racecourses or place where riding out, etc.|
In the event of a Member wishing to claim on this Scheme for either Disciplinary or Motoring offences, they should contact the PJA immediately. Please note it is necessary for the PJA to agree to a solicitor’s appointment before any work is undertaken on behalf of the jockey.
In the event of a motoring prosecution outside their local area, jockeys may be able to use their own solicitor initially but an Agent in the area the offence occurred may be appointed to handle the case on the day. This is normal procedure to cut excessive costs.