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Equine Law

Our equine law team have hands-on experience within the equine industry, which is essential and invaluable when advising you on everything equine.

Whether horses are your business or hobby, they are undoubtedly a potential minefield of risks.

Equine insurance can, of course, limit the risks, but certain things simply cannot be insured against.

Unlike other businesses, equestrian business can often be conducted with nothing more than the strength of a handshake. You need to have peace of mind that all the legal issues have been considered and dealt with correctly.

Equine law specialists

Our equine law specialists have one thing in common – a genuine passion for horses. It’s this passion, coupled with years of hands-on equestrian experience, that means our team can help you by providing unrivalled advice on all equine issues.  You’ll be safe in the knowledge that the lawyer you are dealing with really understands the issue and can often relate to such issues with personal as well as legal experience.

The team is headed up by Director and specialist equine solicitor Caroline Bowler.  Caroline was riding ponies before she could walk – having been brought up at her family’s riding school, she’s always had horses in her life. Caroline is currently kept busy with her collection of 12 horses and ponies, ranging from young Connemara ponies to her retired showjumping horse – who is now in her late 20’s.  Read more about our equine law team.

For a no-obligation discussion on the issues below or any other equine issue, please contact any member of our specialist equine law team.


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Caroline Bowler is 'one of the best equine lawyers', and also has expertise in professional negligence and property litigation.
The Legal 500 2013
Caroline Bowler and her team acted on my behalf after the purchase of a showjumping horse that was not fit for purpose. The case became more complex after the seller declined to pay what was owed. Thankfully, Caroline has an impeccable eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned, strategically overcoming any hurdle that arose. Throughout, the whole litigation process I received top quality advice and professionalism. If you want to maximise your chance of legal success I highly recommend contacting Actons.
Hayley Marshall
"I am pleased to recommend Caroline Bowler to assist you with resolving a dispute or other legal matter. Caroline recently assisted our Foundation with the successful settlement of an equine purchase dispute. Our situation was complicated by a number of factors including our location in the USA and the transaction venue in England. Caroline was thoroughly professional in every regard. Most valuable to me was her deep knowledge of the equine industry and ability to translate the differences in approach taken in legal proceedings in England versus the US. I was confident that her advice was always in my best interest while seeking a successful outcome. Caroline is a realistic and talented advocate in which you can place your confidence."
Robert H. Fish, Trustee – Blossom Creek Foundation

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