Equestrian Law


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    Our Equestrian department provides confident and effective advice and assistance across a range of issues. We can advise on the following issues:

    • Equine Property & Planning
    • Contractual Agreements
    • Personal Injury
    • Disputes
    • Employment

    Property and Planning:

    With over one million domestic horses registered in the UK, desirable equine property is in high demand. Our Equine department has a proven track-record of advising the rural community on property matters, and we are well equipped to provide a specialist property service for clients looking to purchase, lease, or sell equine property. We offer personal advice and understand the requirements the equestrian sector has when acquiring property.

    You can ask our advice on a broad range of issues including:

    • The sale and purchase of equestrian centres, farms, fields and other rural property
    • Landlord and tenant issues
    • Business tenancies
    • Grazing rights and licences
    • Rights of way
    • Boundary disputes
    • Planning requirements

    Contractual Arrangements:

    Whilst verbal contracts are binding they are notoriously difficult to prove in the absence of written evidence. Our equine team can provide bespoke legal agreements for all types of equestrian matters, including:

    • Livery
    • Loan and share agreements
    • Leases
    • Riding schools
    • Grazing

    Personal Injury:

    Our specialist team of advisors has the knowledge and experience to provide advice on equine-related injuries. If you have had an accident that has prevented you from riding or caring for your horses, whether it occurred whilst riding a horse or in any other way, we may be able to help you claim compensation. We have a specialist personal injury department and our legal team is trained specifically in equine related injuries.
    Equally, if your horse has suffered an injury, no matter how small, due to a road accident, attack by another horse or any other act or omission by a third party you should contact us regarding the possibility of claiming compensation.

    Our team’s expertise also covers:

    • Road Traffic Accidents
    • Clinical Negligence
    • Tripping and slipping injuries
    • Accidents at work, including RSI claims and work related diseases
    • Sporting injuries

    Other Equine related Issues:

    • Dispute resolution and Debt recovery
    • The import and export of horses
    • Employment Issues
    • Liability limitation
    • Sale & purchase of businesses
    • Health & Safety