Recent Cases, Articles & News

31.01.17 - HorseSolicitor promotes Jon Edwards to equity partner

HorseSolicitor has promoted Solicitor Jon Edwards to equity Partner.

We are delighted to announce Jon’s Partnership, a testament...

25.10.16 - £5,500 compensation for client injured on DIY yard

We were instructed to claim damages in connection with an accident that occurred at a DIY livery yard on 13 November 2013.

At th...

27.07.16 - Ruffled feathers after accident at yard

A Claimant was awarded £30,000 damages following a horse riding accident that occurred during a private lesson in an indoor arena.

...

27.07.16 - £2,500 compensation for horse rider injured by an untraced driver

We were instructed to act for Miss G following a horse riding accident in which she was involved whilst out hacking on 20th November 2...

23.05.16 - £12,000 compensation for horse rider injured by an untraced driver

We were instructed to act in a case against the Motor Insurers' Bureau:

18.05.16 - £11,419.05 compensation for rider injured in road traffic accident

We were instructed to claim damages, on a no-win no-fee basis, in connection with a horse riding accident that occurred in December 20...

26.04.16 - Ian Dexter qualifies as a Solicitor

HorseSolicitor is delighted to announce that Ian Dexter has successfully completed his training and is now a qualified Solicitor.

7.03.16 - Horse & Hound reports on our recent settlement

7.03.16 - Can I claim for property damage and vet bills following a horse riding accident?

We are often asked the above question by clients that have sustained personal injury. In short, the answer is yes. Where there is an i...

23.02.16 - £7,332.58 compensation following dog attack on horse

HorseSolicitor recently acted for Ms B whose horse, Ella, was attacked by two German Shepherds as she brought it into the paddock. Th...

26.01.16 - £55,000 for client who sustained a spinal fracture during a lesson in an outdoor arena

We were instructed to claim damages, on a no-win no-fee basis, in connection with a horse riding accident that occurred on 18 November...

26.01.16 - When is an accident just an accident and when do you have grounds for a claim?

Last month HorseSolicitor settled a claim for a client who had sustained a spinal fracture during a lesson in an outdoor arena. The ca...

21.01.16 - Nikita Thomas joins HorseSolicitor

We are pleased to announce that Nikita Thomas joined HorseSolicitor on 10 December 2015. Nikita was previously at a large internationa...

21.01.16 - HorseSolicitor has promoted Solicitor Jon Edwards to Partner

We are delighted to announce Jon’s Partnership, a testament to his hard work and expertise.

19.01.16 - £10,560.20 for client injured whilst leading his horse on the road

Mr C, then aged 15, was leading his horse along a country road when the Defendant drove her vehicle into the horse.

The horse ...

17.12.15 - Horse and Hound reports on one of our recent settlements...

18.11.15 - £8,800 compensation for rider injured whilst rehabilitating her ex-racehorse on the road

Miss J was involved in a road traffic accident in January 2015 whilst hacking her ex-racehorse which was in training for sale.

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6.11.15 - Success at court defending a £75,000 claim against yard owner

HorseSolicitor has successfully defended a client, Ms W, against a claim for over £75,000.00.

Ms W owns and operates a livery ya...

15.10.15 - £4,506.34 compensation awarded to injured rider by the court

Mr M and his partner were on their way home from a hack and were riding single file along a country lane. Mr M was riding behind his p...

10.08.15 - £14,479.55 compensation for horse rider injured whilst out hacking

We were instructed to claim compensation following a road traffic accident that occurred on 10 August 2013.

Our client was ridi...

7.08.15 - £10,900 compensation for rider injured whilst hacking on her retired police horse

The circumstances of the accident were that Miss B had returned home from work and decided to take her horse, Daisy, out for a quick 1...

30.07.15 - £30,000 compensation for horse rider that sustianed spinal fractures in a road traffic accident

We were instructed to claim damages in connection with a road traffic accident that occurred on 7 February 2014. The story was in a nu...

21.07.15 - £20,750 compensation for a part-time groom that sustained a kick injury at work

We recently acted for Ms R following an accident in her place of work.

The circumstances of the accident were that Ms R, aged 16...

13.07.15 - HorseSolicitor joins the Eventing Worldwide Team

We are delighted to have been invited to join the Eventing Worldwide team and look forward to sharing our legal experience with it's r...

29.06.15 - HorseSolicitor wins appeal against the Motor Insurers' Bureau's (MIB) decision to reject rider’s claim

HorseSolicitor recently acted for a horse rider who was thrown from her horse when a motorcyclist rode too close to her on a bridleway...

1.04.15 - NagMag has published our article on 'What to do in the event of an Accident'

A big thank you to NagMag for assisting us in increasing road safety and access to justice for horse and rider.

Click to read ou...

18.03.15 - £25,000 compensation for horse rider involved in a road traffic accident

We recently acted for Mrs J following a road traffic accident.

The circumstances of the accident were that Mrs J was out on a ha...

17.03.15 - Warning over high number of towing related road accident claims

The show season is almost here and you may be thinking of dusting off your horse trailer. Before you take your trailer out make sure y...

6.02.15 - Horse & Hound magazine reports on HorseSolicitor's recent settlement

This week's edition of Horse & Hound magazine reports on HorseSolicitor's recent case settlement. See page 8, 'Warning against sav...

2.02.15 - What to do in the event of an accident

At HorseSolicitor, as specialist equine lawyers, we deal in a variety of horse related accident injury claims. The majority of the hac...

26.01.15 - £8,100 compensation for horse rider injured whilst hacking

We were instructed to act for Ms S following a road traffic accident that occurred in June 2013. The circumstances of the accident wer...

5.12.14 - HorseSolicitor Sponsors Christmas Show

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Riders 2000 Riding Club Christmas Show on 14th December at the Alps Park, Wenvoe (schedule now a...

25.11.14 - How much will I get for my injuries?

This is unsurprisingly one of the most common questions that we get asked as equine lawyers specialising in personal injury claims. Th...

3.11.14 - Recent changes to the way that personal injury claims are funded and the impact on Defendants

Changes to the way that personal injury claims are funded, implemented by the government in April 2013, mean that even when a Defendan...

3.11.14 - HorseSolicitor saves client £40,000 by implementing court rules and minimising defence costs

HorseSolicitor was recently instructed to Defend a claim brought against an equine events display company. The Claimant alleged that ...

10.10.14 - Horse & Hound magazine reports on HorseSolicitor's recent RTA settlements

This week's edition of Horse & Hound magazine reports on HorseSolicitor's recent case settlements in a feature news article titled...

8.10.14 - HorseSolicitor wins appeal against the Motor Insurers' Bureau's (MIB) decision to reject rider’s claim

The circumstances giving rise to the claim were that our client was riding out with her daughter when a car, towing a trailer full of ...

2.10.14 - Ian Dexter becomes a Trainee Solicitor at HorseSolicitor

Congratulations to Ian Dexter who today becomes a Trainee Solicitor at HorseSolicitor after successfully completing his time at the fi...

2.10.14 - Richard Dykes qualifies as a Solicitor

We are very pleased to announce that Richard Dykes has qualified as a Solicitor after successfully completing his training at HorseSol...

23.09.14 - Injured horse rider receives £11,100 compensation

HorseSolicitor was instructed on a no-win no-fee basis to act for Ms P following an accident that occurred whilst out hacking. 

12.08.14 - £25,000 compensation for horse rider injured in a road traffic accident

HorseSolicitor was instructed on a no-win no-fee basis by Miss A in relation to a road traffic accident that occurred on 13 November 2...

23.07.14 - £6,768 compensation for 12 year old girl injured in a road traffic accident whilst hacking

HorseSolicitor was instructed to act on a no-win no-fee basis, for Miss S via her mother and litigation friend Ms D, in relation to a ...

10.07.14 - Ian Dexter joins HorseSolicitor

We are pleased to announce that Ian Dexter joined HorseSolicitor on 1 July 2014. Ian was previously at large international law firm DA...

3.07.14 - Sustained injury as a result of a violent crime whilst riding your horse?

There have been cases reported in which riders have been injured as a result of youths throwing stones. In such cases it is possible f...

2.07.14 - High Visibility Clothing and Liability Disputes

Follow the link to read HorseSolicitor's article on High Visibility Clothing and Liability Disputes as featured in Equine Magazine...

19.06.14 - HorseSolicitor donates £100 to HRSA's horses and road safety film

We have contributed £100 to HRSA's film aimed at raising awareness of horses on the road.

10,000 riders feel that we need a cam...

29.05.14 - Can I launch a private prosecution?

Following a road traffic accident we are often asked the above question by the riders that we represent. Clients are understandably ke...

29.05.14 - Is the Highway Code merely guidance or legally binding?

When discussing cases with clients that have been involved in road traffic accidents whilst hacking, we are regularly asked whether or...

14.05.14 - HorseSolicitor answers Your Horse reader's question on the legalities of hi-vis clothing

Don't miss our Q and A on the legal position with wearing hi-vis on page 109 of the June edition of Your Horse magazine

28.04.14 - HorseSolicitor's Rescue Ponies

We had a lovely time at the Society for the Welfare of Horses and Ponies. We heard a number of heartbreaking stories and were impresse...

27.01.14 - Loose Dogs and Horse Riding Accidents

Whilst dogs do not legally have to be on a lead in a public place the law does state that they must be under close control. This means...

15.01.14 - £12,000 compensation for a client injured in a road traffic accident whilst hacking

Miss N was injured whilst hacking on a B road directly outside the yard at which she stabled her horse.  The car that struck he...

27.11.13 - Equine Law and Compulsory Safety Headgear in the Showing World

There has been much talk surrounding the International Equestrian Federation's (FEI) rule concerning compulsory safety headgear for al...

20.11.13 - HorseSolicitor is Delighted to Support The Hack Safe Company

HorseSolicitor is delighted to support The Hack Safe Company in its quest to increase road safety for horse and rider. 

The...

9.10.13 - Your Horse equine law column - Can I dispose of old tack and rugs that have been left at my yard?

Q - Can I dispose of old tack and rugs that have been left at my yard by owners that are no longer on the yard. If so how long would I...

7.10.13 - Your Horse equine law column - I have a horse on full livery, what are my rights?

Q - I have a horse on full livery. Recently the yard started having problems catching him. So they give up and leave him in the field,...

1.10.13 - Happy Client Buys New Horse with Compensation

A happy client, Debbie, has bought herself a gorgeous new horse with the compensation that we obtained on her behalf.

His name i...

15.08.13 - Can Head Camera Footage Be Relied Upon in Court?

In short yes head cam footage is permissible in a civil and criminal court although in a criminal court the way in which it is present...

9.08.13 - HorseSolicitor Wins Bailment Claim - Negligent Livery Yard

Mrs E placed her young mare in livery with the Defendant who was aware that she had a sensitive temperament. Despite the Defendant be...

19.07.13 - Government's Road Safety Framework for Wales - July 2013

Complaints were made to the Government over its failure to include horses and riders within the group of vulnerable road users in its ...

25.06.13 - HorseSolicitor Wins Claim - Occupiers Liability Act 1957

Mr E instructed HorseSolicitor to act for him when he sustained a fractured patella at a riding school.

The circumstances givin...

20.06.13 - Brain and Head Injuries

It is a sad fact that horse riders are more vulnerable to brain injuries th...

17.06.13 - Spinal Cord Injuries

Road traffic and horse riding accidents are the most common cause of spinal c...

29.05.13 - Liability in the event of a horse riding accident whilst wearing a 'caution young horse' tabard

Are you accepting liability for an accident if you wear a tabard stating ‘caution young horse’?

There appears to be a great deal...

23.05.13 - £20,000 compensation for a client whose unproven race horse was injured during training

Mr X who is ultimately behind X Racing Ltd bred a racehorse from a well-known sire. The horse was 4 years old when it was sent to a pr...

16.05.13 - Hit & Run Accidents Involving Horses

In cases where the person responsible for an accident drives off or cannot be traced it is still possible to claim compensation if the...

7.05.13 - Assistant Chief Constable warns riders wearing "POLITE" safety clothing risk prosecution

Horse riders that take steps to improve their safety by wearing the "POLITE" high visibility clothing have been warned by the Associat...

3.05.13 - £15,829 compensation for a client injured in a road traffic accident

Mrs H and her horse were injured on a quiet country lane when a car, that was traveling too fast for the circumstances, veered in to h...

2.05.13 - £20,500 compensation for a client who was kicked by a horse

We were instructed by Mrs A to claim damages in connection with a horse riding accident that occurred on 5 February 2012.

The ci...

8.04.13 - Richard Dykes commences his Training Contract

Congratulations to Richard Dykes who has commenced his Training Contract with HorseSolicitor to become a fully qualified Solic...

28.03.13 - Follow HorseSolicitor on Facebook

You can follow and 'like' us on Facebook to receive equine law updates, news and recent case summaries.

31.01.13 - HorseSolicitor Wins Claim - Sales of Goods and Consumer Protection Act

Mrs D was injured whilst wearing an inflatable air jacket which had been purchased with the sole purpose of minimising any injury tha...

31.01.13 - HorseSolicitor Wins Breach of Contract and Negligence Claim

Mr F purchased a motorised horse box from a garage who specialised in converting box vans in to motorised horse boxes.  The pu...

24.01.13 - Horse Riding Accident Claim Success

HorseSolicitor was instructed to claim damages in connection with a road traffic accident. 

The circumstances of the accid...

5.12.12 - Things to Consider When Buying a Horse

To Read Hanna Campbell's article, as published in Horse Deals Magazine, on things to consider when buying a horse, follow the below li...

5.12.12 - Things to Consider When Selling a Horse

To read Hanna Campbell's article, as published in Horse Deals Magazine, on things to consider when selling a horse follow the below li...

21.11.12 - Welsh Govenment's Draft Road Safety Plan

It was disappointing to note that the Welsh Government’s draft Road Safety Delivery Plan made no reference to horse and rider or carri...

13.11.12 - HorseSolicitor is Your Horse Magazine's Legal Expert

Having written for the paper publication of Your Horse magazine Hanna Campbell of HorseSolicitor has been asked to be Your Horse's onl...

12.11.12 - HorseSolicitor Wins Horse Riding Accident Claim

HorseSolicitor was instructed to claim damages on a no-win no-fee basis following a road traffic accident in which our client sustain...

7.11.12 - Free Rehabilitation for HorseSolicitor clients

We are pleased to announce that HorseSolicitor has reached agreement to work with one of the UK's leading rehabilitation providers, ...

10.09.12 - Hanna Campbell shortlisted in the prestigious national awards – the Law Society Excellence Awards

Hanna Campbell has been shortlisted in the prestigious national awards – the Law Society Excellence Awards.

The contest is ope...

14.06.12 - HorseSolicitor wins claim against negligent livery yard

Mr M instructed HorseSolicitor to pursue a claim after his horse suffered an injury while in the Defendant’s livery.

Mr M’s h...

4.05.12 - Horse lawyer Hanna Campbell wins equine accident negligence claim

HorseSolicitor’s lawyer Hanna Campbell was instructed on a no-win no-fee basis to claim compensation in connection with injuries ...

20.04.12 - Your Horse column - Insuring a veteran horse

Q - After paying for five years, I was let down by the small print on my horse insurance the very first time I tried to claim. Are the...

20.04.12 - Your Horse column - Can I keep my horse on my friend's land?

Q - A friend has recently bought a property with stables and grazing and has said I can keep my three horses there with hers, which is...

20.04.12 - Your Horse column - He's not what was advertised

Q I bought a pony for my three children to share and I was told that he was suitable for novice riders, but he won't hack out alone an...

20.04.12 - Your Horse column - Importance of having a horse vetted

Q - Do you think it's important to get a horse vetted before purchase? I’m buying from a friend and finding it difficult to ask for th...

20.04.12 - Your Horse column - Legal issues to consider when buying a horse

Q What are the paperwork and legal sides of buying a horse? I’m currently looking at buying my first horse but all I know is that I ne...

20.04.12 - Your Horse column - What horse insurance do I need?

Q I’ve just bought my first horse, which I will use mainly for hacking and occasional Riding Club events. I appreciate that insurance ...

30.11.11 - Your Horse column - What type of insurance do I require when entering a loan agreement?

Q I am looking to loan a friend's horse which i have been riding for two years now but I’ve never loaned before and I’m not sure where...

30.11.11 - Your Horse column - Am I responsible for the safety of people walking through my field?

Q I own a four-acre field which has a footpath running through it. Am I responsible for the safety of any walkers who walk through the...

30.11.11 - Your Horse column - Importance of a loan agreement

A I’m keen to get a loan agreement drawn up and signed before my friend takes over responsibility for our 12.2hh New Forest pony, but ...

30.11.11 - Your Horse column - Liability for a vet bill incurred as a result of an uncharged electric fence battery

Q My horse was injured recently by a neighbouring horse who broke through some electric fencing and got into his field. My horse was k...

30.11.11 - Your Horse column - Rent arrears

Q At my local DIY yard there is a woman who keeps her horses stabled 24/7 and they are knee-deep in muck. If it wasn’t for the yard ow...

29.11.11 - Your Horse column - Recording the correct details on your horse's passport

Q My friend has a pink papered Hanoverian who has a genuine age of 18.

The mare is talented and looks fantastic, but my friend...

27.10.11 - Horse Solicitor wins veterinary negligence claim for wrongful insemination

HorseSolicitor wins veterinary negligence claim for wrongful insemination

The circumstances of the case were that a mare w...

17.10.11 - HorseSolicitor wins professional negligence claim for a client against firm of solicitors

HorseSolicitor were recently instructed to represent Mrs D in a claim for professional negligence against X (A Firm) in respect of the...

16.08.11 - Rider wins compensation for injuries following accident caused by untraced driver

HorseSolicitor’s lawyer Hanna Campbell was instructed to pursue damages on behalf of a rider that was injured as a result of a neglige...

16.08.11 - Veterinary Negligence Claim Success for Negligent Vetting Procedure

HorseSolicitor’s Hanna Campbell was instructed to pursue a veterinary negligence claim on behalf of a client who purchased a horse two...

28.07.11 - Damages for horse injured by low flying Russian jet fighter

HorseSolicitor’s Hanna Campbell was instructed to claim damages against the MOD on behalf of a client whose racehorse sustained injuri...

27.05.11 - Your Horse column - Will I be fined for riding on the pavement?

Can you settle an argument between my friend and I? I think that when traffic’s heavy and it’s safe to do so it’s better to ride on th...

27.05.11 - Your Horse column - Do I need public liability insurance for my elderly horse?

Q My elderly horse is too old to insure (he’s 26), but I’m worried what would happen if he broke loose from his field and caused an ac...

25.05.11 - Your Horse legal column - Offering instruction at a yard

This column, written by HorseSolicitor lawyer Hanna Burton, gives advice on offering instruction at a yard and the provision of...

24.05.11 - £25,000 compensation for client who was kicked by horse

Horse Solicitor, acting on a no win-no fee basis, was able to obtain a settlement of £25,000 for a client who suffered a broken leg af...

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