Bowcock & Pursaill’s equine solicitors combine legal knowledge with practical experience to deliver a tailored service to clients. Our membership of the Equine and Animal Lawyers Association means we can offer the best possible solutions for individual owners, dealers, riding schools, livery yards, horse related professionals and online businesses.

Horse owners and especially equestrian businesses are facing a heavier burden of regulation and legislation than ever before with increased claims under the Sale of Goods Act and the Animals Act. The equine world has its own language, customs and nature of disputes which means it’s essential to use an equine lawyer who can apply the law realistically and sensibly to equestrian issues and have knowledge of the equestrian community.


  • Contract disputes in relation to a sale/purchase of a horse
  • Commercial disputes surrounding equine businesses
  • Employment contracts for grooms and other staff
  • Equine business start-ups, disputes and family break up
  • Equine property arrangements
  • Horse/pony loan agreements
  • Injury or accidents involving horse or rider
  • Insurance claims
  • Liability to third parties for damage caused to them or their property by a horse (under the Animals Act 1971).
  • Livery agreements
  • Negligent vet/other treatment
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Stud agreements
  • Syndicated ownership of horses
  • Tax
  • Welfare issues

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