Equine Agency Disputes

Blackstone Solicitors provides comprehensive legal advice on matters relating to agency disputes.

Agents play a vital role in various horse-related transactions. Here are some common examples:

  • Buying Agents: These agents assist buyers in finding suitable horses, negotiating purchases, and managing the sales process.
  • Selling Agents: These agents help sellers market their horses, present them to potential buyers, and manage the sale negotiations.
  • Bloodstock Agents: These specialized agents deal with the sale and purchase of breeding stock, often at high-value auctions.
  • Equine Transport Agents: These agents arrange the safe and secure transportation of horses between locations.

We can provide all of the expert legal assistance you need and have considerable experience in this area of law and can advise you throughout the process.

Speak to our expert equine law solicitors today to find out more about how we can assist you. Call us on 0330 808 0849 or allow us to call you back by completing our online enquiry form.

Our Approach

We place huge emphasis on getting things done properly and efficiently. This is especially true when providing legal advice concerning agency disputes.

Equine law is a specialised area of law that encompasses a wide range of legal issues relating to horses. It applies to all aspects of horse ownership, breeding, competition, and the equine industry as a whole. At Blackstone Solicitors, our team understands the unique challenges faced by horse owners, breeders, riders, and equine professionals across England and Wales.

“The service I received from Blackstone Solicitors was over and above, I would definitely use them again and recommend them”

Karen Kemp   

Why Legal Help is Important

A well-drafted agency agreement is essential for establishing a clear and transparent relationship between principal and agent. This agreement should address the following key points:

  • Parties Involved: Clearly identify the principal and the agent with their full names and addresses.
  • Scope of Authority: Outline the specific tasks and duties assigned to the agent. This may include searching for suitable horses, negotiating purchase terms, or managing the marketing and sale of a horse.
  • Limitations of Authority: Specify any limitations on the agent’s power. This might involve setting a maximum purchase price for a buying agent or requiring the owner’s approval for offers received on a selling mandate.
  • Fees and Commission: Clearly define the agent’s fees, commission structure, and any additional expenses incurred on behalf of the principal. The agreement should also specify payment terms.
  • Obligations of the Agent: Outline the agent’s responsibilities, including the duty to act in the principal’s best interests, disclose all material information, and keep the principal informed throughout the process.
  • Dispute Resolution: The agreement should specify the preferred method for resolving any disputes arising from the agency relationship. This could involve mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

While a handshake agreement might have sufficed in the past, the equine industry today demands a more formalised approach. Equine law is a specialised area that deals with a wide range of legal issues specific to horses. At Blackstone Solicitors, our team in England and Wales understands the unique challenges faced by horse owners, breeders, riders, and equine professionals.

At Blackstone, we can help to give you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you are looking for. Equine law can often be complex, and it is therefore imperative that you seek expert legal help to ensure any contract you sign, is suitable and correct.

Our Services

We provide various services for horse owners and those involved in the equine industry including advising on commercial agreements and making sure everything is completed thoroughly and without error and is in your best interests.

We can also advise on the following areas:

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Find out more about our services and how our equine law specialists can help you and your by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0330 808 0849 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.

We are able to help individuals throughout the North West, the rest of the UK as well as internationally from our offices in Cheshire and London.

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