Equine Law

Whether you have made a career out of your passion for horses or it’s just a hobby, it's important that you choose the right people to represent you if you require any equine legal assistance.

At Burnett Barker Solicitors our Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Paul Herbert, has a strong personal passion for horses, so you can be sure that we will understand the intricacies of your horse-related issue.

We are pleased to act for equestrian businesses, equestrian athletes, horse owners and other horse-based community groups or associations.

You may have a contentious issue such as a veterinary negligence claim or it may be a straight-forward matter such as a sale or purchase of a horse – whatever it is, Burnett Barker Solicitors is ideally placed to meet your needs.

Before any action is taken, we’ll discuss what the situation is, how it has occurred and what your preferred outcome would be. Once we know all the facts, we can then discuss the most appropriate course of action.

We’ll give you all the information you need including what options are available and most importantly, what it is likely to cost.

How we can help:

Agreements for livery and grazing

Disputes over the sale and purchase of horses

Horse passport regulations

Sale, purchase or loan contracts

Riding accidents - liabilities/entitlements

Sale / purchase of equestrian property and land

Stud / nomination agreements

Training Agreements

Veterinary negligence

Competition rules

Equestrian business tenancies

For help and legal advice, call us on 01284 701131.
You can also contact us here
or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

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Meet our team

Paul Herbert Disputes and Litigation Burnett Barker

Disputes & Litigation Solicitor
Paul Herbert

Angela Dellavalle Secretary Burnett Barker

Legal Secretary
Angela Dellavalle

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For help and legal advice, call Burnett Barker Solicitors on 01284 701131. You can also send us a message, or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

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