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Equine disputes

We understand that whether horses are your business or hobby, they are undoubtedly a potential minefield of risks. That's where we can help.

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

Equine insurance can, of course, limit the risks, but there are certain things that simply cannot be insured against. The areas not covered on equine insurance include disputes on a sale or purchase contract, unpaid livery bills and co-ownership disputes.

Unlike other businesses, an equine business can often be conducted with nothing more than the strength of a handshake.  In a consumer-driven society, however, this informal approach has given rise to an increasing number of legal disputes.

If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in a dispute regarding the sale or purchase of a horse or if you feel you have suffered negligence on the part of a vet, our equine law team will resolve your dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Contact our team of specialist equine lawyers for a no-obligation discussion.

We can help with:

  • Veterinary negligence – where a vet has failed to notice a significant issue with a horse or has incorrectly certified it to be fit for the intended purpose
  • Contract disputes – e.g. Sale and purchase of a horse
  • Faulty equestrian equipment
  • Livery yard disputes
  • Animals Act 1971 – e.g. damage to a third party or a third party’s property caused by your horse
  • Other commercial disputes

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