Appeals Tribunal 19 October 2015 Mr T Sainsbury - v - The Kennel Club

The Appeals Tribunal met on 19 October 2015 to consider the appeal by Mr T Sainsbury from the decision of the Disciplinary Sub-Committee dated 30 July 2015.

The decision of the Appeals Tribunal is set out below.


This was an appeal from the Disciplinary Sub-Committee decision of 30 July 2015 pursuant to Rule A11 in connection with an incident at Crufts 2015. 

The Disciplinary Sub-Committee found that Mr T Sainsbury had behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine world, in that he had subjected Mr W Goodwin to threatening, intimidating approaches and verbal abuse on 8 March 2015 at Crufts 2015.

The papers previously before the Disciplinary Sub-Committee were presented to the Appeals Tribunal, together with Mr Sainsbury's appeal against the penalty imposed.


The Appeals Tribunal did not consider the penalty was disproportionate.

The penalty reflected the role played by Mr Sainsbury in this very unfortunate incident and the Tribunal therefore endorsed the decision made by the Disciplinary Sub-Committee.

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