Equine disputes & horse law

Our specialist equine/horse dispute solicitors have experience throughout the array of disputes which can arise with equines. Whether your dispute is regarding the sale or purchase of a horse or if you feel you have been the victim of negligence on the part of a vet our team can help find a quick and cost effective resolution to your dispute.

If you have an enquiry for one of our equine dispute specialists please complete our online enquiry form or call us on 0203 816 9314. Our legal specialists are delighted to be able to offer fixed price 30 minute appointments from £150.

Equine dispute - areas of specialism

  • Vet negligence - has your vet got it wrong – has he misdiagnosed a problem or failed to identify a problem with your horse before or after purchase
  • Disputes arising from the sale and purchase of a horse - whether you are a equine seller or a purchaser we can help you
  • Faulty equine equipment, including trailers
  • Livery
  • Animal Act 1971

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Equine and horse dispute FAQs 

The horse I bought is not what I thought – what can I do?

If you are an individual who bought from a trader, the horse should be reasonably fit for its purpose. If you bought from an individual, then you can only raise a complaint if there is a misrepresentation. This means the seller has said something inaccurate about the horse.

What about the vet inspection?

These can be useful to try to ensure your horse is sound. However, we are seeing an increasing number of vet inspections that are challenged.

What standard must the vet reach?

He must act as a reasonable vet when performing any inspection. If a reasonable vet would not have seen the problem, then you have no case

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