Our specialist equine solicitors are widely regarded as trusted experts in equine law, with experience spanning more than 15 years, advising on legal matters that affect the ownership of horses and the associated services provided. We work with horse owners, equine professionals, livery-yard owners and veterinary practices, providing services ranging from drafting agreements to resolving disputes and pursuing negligence claims.
We have long-standing relationships with highly regarded professionals within the industry – including veterinarians and horse-sales specialists – and we call upon this expertise to assemble the best possible team and access the most relevant, up-to-date advice on behalf of our clients.
Many of our equine solicitors are equestrians themselves, riding competitively and for pleasure.
The team includes horse owners, racing enthusiasts and point-to-point riders, all combining their passion for horses with specialisms in corporate law or agricultural law.
Elsewhere in the team we have horse owners, racing enthusiasts and point-to-point riders, all combining their passion for horses with their specialism in corporate law. This gives us a genuine empathy with our clients, who turn to us feeling confident that we understand the issues that are important to them, and the unique challenges they face.
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Alison Goodwin’s expert advice enabled Ruth Chappell from Dressage Anywhere, an online dressage competition website, to track down two prizes for league winners, despite the league sponsor’s company being wound up.
Writing to Alison, Ruth explained: “I called the BD legal helpline about a business matter and I just wanted to pass on my thanks for your very useful and constructive legal advice.
“I run Dressage Anywhere and our league sponsor had become unresponsive to messages about an £800 prize he’d promised for our 2016 league and 2017 league winners. I had a warning from some of his customers that he was winding up the company. He has since done just that.
“On your advice, I contacted the US manufacturer and today I will be receiving two units from them worth over £1k. I’ve covered shipping and import duties, but I’m bowled over by their generosity.
“So a massive, huge thank you for helping me to be brave and approach the US company; my prize winners are delighted and you’ve helped me to turn this into a good news story.”