Wright v The Jockey Club: QBD 15 May 1995

A jockey had been refused a jockey’s licence for medical reasons. He sought damages for his loss of earnings. The club applied to strike out the claim as showing no arguable cause of action.
Held: The duties of a body exercising a licensing function in connection with a member as implied by law were limited to acting fairly. There was no extra duty of care. The was no authority to say that a domestic tribunal of this nature owed any contractual duty of care to its members.

Sir Haydn Tudor Evans
Times 16-Jun-1995
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, ex parte Aga Khan CA 4-Dec-1992
No Judicial Review of Decisions of Private Body
Despite the wide range of its powers, the disciplinary committee of the Jockey Club remains a domestic tribunal. Judicial review is not available to a member. Tne relationship is in contract between the club and its member. Sir Thomas Bingham MR: . .
CitedThe Moorcock CA 1889
Unless restricted by something else, an employer ought to find work to enable a workman to perform his part of the bargain, namely, to do his work. A term will be implied into a contract only to the extent required to give the contract efficacy: ‘if . .

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Contract, Negligence

Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.90624