Equine Industry Supplier Disputes

Blackstone Solicitors provides comprehensive legal advice on matters relating to equine industry supplier disputes.

Common Types of Disputes in the Equine Industry

  • Breach of Contract: This is the most prevalent dispute, arising when one party fails to fulfil its obligations as outlined in a contract. This can involve issues such as:
    • Late or Non-Delivery of Goods: If a supplier fails to deliver goods on time or at all, or if the delivered goods do not meet agreed-upon specifications, a breach of contract may occur.
    • Defective Products: If a product supplied is faulty or malfunctions, causing damage to horses or equipment, a breach of contract claim may be pursued.
    • Non-Payment: If a customer fails to pay for goods or services received, the supplier may have a claim for breach of contract to recover the owed amount.
  • Negligence: A supplier may be liable for negligence if their actions or omissions cause harm. Examples include:
    • Veterinary Negligence: If a veterinarian or farrier provides substandard care leading to injury or illness in a horse, they may be liable for negligence.
    • Riding School Negligence: A riding school could be held negligent if a horse’s poor training or unsuitable tack leads to a rider’s injury.
    • Defective Equipment: If a manufacturer or supplier of equestrian equipment provides faulty products that cause injury to a horse or rider, a negligence claim might be brought.
  • Misrepresentation: This occurs if a supplier makes a false or misleading statement that induces a customer to enter a contract. For instance, misrepresenting the quality or suitability of a product could be grounds for a misrepresentation claim.
  • Intellectual Property Infringement: This arises if a supplier uses another company’s registered trademarks, designs, or copyrighted materials without permission.

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 on equine 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.

“I have been working with Michelle Rothburn at Blackstone Solicitors for over twenty years now. Michelle is an excellent property lawyer. She has an eye for detail but crucially she is also commercially minded. She has a can-do attitude which makes seemingly complex issues easy to resolve. Michelle works quickly and efficiently and keeps communication lines open. I can highly recommend Michelle and her colleagues Jane Courtney and Judith Tully.”

Paul Longmore

Why Legal Help is Important

Importance of Legal Representation in Equine Industry Disputes

Equine industry disputes can involve complex legal issues. Blackstone Solicitors’ experienced commercial law team can provide comprehensive legal advice and representation throughout the dispute resolution process. We can assist with:

  • Contract Review and Drafting: We can review your existing contracts or draft new ones to ensure clarity and minimise the risk of future disputes.
  • Dispute Assessment: Our team can analyse the specific details of your dispute and advise on the most appropriate course of action.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: We can represent you in negotiations and mediation proceedings, advocating for your best interests and negotiating a favourable settlement.
  • Litigation: If legal action becomes necessary, Blackstone Solicitors can provide robust legal representation in court, protecting your rights and pursuing the best possible outcome.

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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