Paul Herbert

Disputes & Litigation Solicitor

Equine Law

As a specialist litigation and dispute lawyer, I bring a wealth of experience to help clients with their disputes.

Paul Herbert, Disputes & Litigation Lawyer

How I can help:

Employment Disputes
- Unfair Dismissal
- Age discrimination
- Contracts of Employment
- Settlement Agreements
- Minimum Wage Agreements

Equine Law
- Sale & Purchase Agreements
- Trainer Fee Disputes
- Veterinary Negligence Claims
- Foal Share Agreements
- Syndication Agreements

Property Disputes
- Adverse Possession
- Forfeiture
- Breach of Covenants
- Easements
- Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Neighbour Disputes
- Border Disputes

Other Services
Debt and Money Claims
Personal Injury
Defamation and Slander
Trading Disputes
Partnerships & Shareholder Disputes

Recent cases include:

Successfully defended clients in Lloyd v Rawding & Otrs [2017] EWHC 1854 where the claimant’s slander claim was struck out and defeated repeated appeals.

Making applications to serve out of jurisdiction

Urgent interim injunction applications

Successful claim against agent in horse sale

Resolving a Property Dispute involving a border dispute and bringing an injunction in the High Court

No dispute is ever the same and I enjoy working closely with clients to establish what the situation is, how they believe it has occurred and what they would like to achieve as a resolution.

I act for organisations and individuals in a range of dispute resolution and other litigation matters.

With over 25 years’ experience in business before becoming a lawyer, I have personal knowledge of the issues faced by businesses day-in and day-out, so I can offer realistic advice to clients to help them decide how to cost-effectively resolve their issues, with personal knowledge of the implications.

My expertise and passion lie in understanding the issues faced by a client and working with them to explain how we can handle the issue and what approaches we can take to resolve the situation.

Clients are continually updated during each stage of the process and I believe that this enables them to make informed decisions, leading to better outcomes for all parties.

We avoid litigation where we can. Our face-to-face, lawyer-led working practices help us to identify issues and navigate to a settlement for the best possible outcome for our clients.

Specialist equine commercial experience

I have over 25 years’ involvement in the equestrian industry, managing and owning both small and large businesses, as well as building one of the first and largest equestrian websites in the world. This featured a sports horse stallion database with over 3000 stallions listed, hosted by many top riders and associations such as British Horse Trials Association, British Show Jumping Association, British Dressage and the British Horse Society.

In addition to my 25 years’ experience in the equestrian industry, I also spent several years working in the education system, running an inclusion program and providing cover lessons at both key stage 3 and 4.

More about Paul

A Committee Member and Education Officer for the British Horse Society (Suffolk Committee), Paul has trained and competed up to Prix St George level dressage with both his own and others’ horses.

Outside of work he enjoys riding his motorbike and has previously raced motorcycle and sidecars. He is a keen sailor and is as Chairman of his Parish Council.

Contact Paul

01284 701131

In the office I am supported by:

Angela Dellevalle, Legal Secretary

Angela Dellevalle

Legal Secretary

Articles by Paul


Loaning out your horse? Ensure you have a written agreement in place.

By Paul Herbert | August 27, 2019

Whether you are considering putting your horse out on loan, or taking a horse on loan, you should make sure there is a loan agreement in place.

rental property human habitation

Is your rental property fit for human habitation?

By Paul Herbert | August 5, 2019

New legislation designed to safeguard the standard of residential rental properties has recently come into effect, holding landlords to account for the state of accommodation let to tenants.

Buying a horse

Buying a horse? Protect your purchase

By Paul Herbert | June 6, 2019

When you purchase a horse or pony from a dealer or trader you have the added protection of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. When you purchase direct from a private individual you may have to rely on the Misrepresentations Act 1967 and/or a breach of contract.