Axa providing legal fees insurance presents a number of questions, some of which we’ll try to answer in this post using insider information. This image below explains the main points:
The last point on this list is quite interesting that hunts must have credible photographic or video evidence of legal hunting on a daily basis, this would mean filming a trail on the day of hunting. Something that didn’t happen on a recent case involving the Lamerton Hunt, perhaps insurance fraud has been committed, we do not know, but it came up in court that trails had not been laid that day:
It’s interesting that the Hunting Office in April last year decided to absorb the increased cost of the insurance policy, which had gone up by 10%, the reason? because so many hunts are on a financial knife edge:
The actual cost of the insurance premium for each hunt is explained in the September 2019 MFHA minutes:
Master of Foxhounds Association registration fees include the cost of insurance. So what happens when someone in a hunt falls foul of the law? the first thing they do is contact the appropriate specialist solicitor who is on the MFHA panel:
McClarrons is run by Sean McClarron, ex master of the Derwent hunt and infamous for killing a motorcyclist, his firm has secured the insurance from AXA and deals with claims. AXA for their part offer rradar as a legal service to their clients.
We would ask everyone to start asking rradar on instagram and twitter why they are providing legal services for known crime gangs. If you haven’t already please take a minute to contact AXA by email, we have template letters on this link.
If AXA do pull their legal fees insurance, whilst some hunts are very wealthy, they are in the minority, the vast majority of hunts are on a financial knife edge and if they are caught doing anything wrong and don’t have this insurance they may well be forced into huge amounts of debt if they want to have a decent lawyer. The anti hunting movement has never had such an opportunity to crush fox hunters and we would remind people that the information on this site has been acquired and published at some risk by a number of individuals, for their sake and the sake of the wildlife chased to the point of exhaustion and then ripped apart, we must seize this opportunity with both hands.