Property and Planning:
With over one million domestic horses registered in the UK, desirable equine property is in high demand. Our Equine department has a proven track-record of advising the rural community on property matters, and we are well equipped to provide a specialist property service for clients looking to purchase, lease, or sell equine property. We offer personal advice and understand the requirements the equestrian sector has when acquiring property.
You can ask our advice on a broad range of issues including:
- The sale and purchase of equestrian centres, farms, fields and other rural property
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Business tenancies
- Grazing rights and licences
- Rights of way
- Boundary disputes
- Planning requirements
Whilst verbal contracts are binding they are notoriously difficult to prove in the absence of written evidence. Our equine team can provide bespoke legal agreements for all types of equestrian matters, including:
- Loan and share agreements
- Riding schools
Our specialist team of advisors has the knowledge and experience to provide advice on equine-related injuries. If you have had an accident that has prevented you from riding or caring for your horses, whether it occurred whilst riding a horse or in any other way, we may be able to help you claim compensation. We have a specialist personal injury department and our legal team is trained specifically in equine related injuries.
Equally, if your horse has suffered an injury, no matter how small, due to a road accident, attack by another horse or any other act or omission by a third party you should contact us regarding the possibility of claiming compensation.
Our team’s expertise also covers:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Clinical Negligence
- Tripping and slipping injuries
- Accidents at work, including RSI claims and work related diseases
- Sporting injuries
Wills and Tax Planning:
Making a Will is one of the most important financial decisions a person can undertake. It is particularly important where there is a large estate, business, or animals to care for.
A Will will clarify exactly what you would like to happen after your death.
If you own horses it is particularly important that provisions are made to look after your animals after your death.
When preparing your Will, we will consider the likely value of your estate and, where necessary, provide Inheritance Tax Planning advice to minimise the tax payable on your estate. We will also advise on any potential claims against your estate.
Our team regularly advises owners of rural, agricultural and businesses particularly on the management of wealth through the use of trusts and on the tax reliefs available to the owners of land and businesses.
Our team can help you with:
- Inheritance Tax Planning
- Estate Administration
- Post Death Deeds of Variation
- Probate Claims
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection work matters and
Other Equine related Issues:
- Dispute resolution and Debt recovery
- The import and export of horses
- Employment Issues
- Liability limitation
- Sale & purchase of businesses
- Health & Safety