Buying or selling a horse represents a significant investment both financially and emotionally.
You need to have peace of mind that the legal issues relating to the sale and purchase of horses have been considered and dealt with correctly.
To help minimise the risks of an equine dispute arising, we will create a bespoke horse sale or purchase agreement.
All of the lawyers in our specialist equine team have personal experience within the equine industry. This means you will be dealing with lawyers who have practical experience together with specialist knowledge of equine law.
Buying – we will ensure that the sellers’ portrayal of soundness, character, suitability for purpose and other material assurances made about the horse are legally binding.
Selling – we will create a legal agreement which seeks to maximise protection against potential legal claims. Any specific assurances about the horse given to the purchaser would be precisely defined.
What happens if something goes wrong?
If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself involved in a dispute over buying or selling a horse, you should get specialist legal advice right at the outset.
We can also draft a bespoke agreement should you decide to use your horse for stud.
Contact our team of specialist equine lawyers for a no-obligation discussion
"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
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