Butcher & Barlow provide an all encompassing legal service to the Equine industry including horse riders, horse owners and equestrian businesses and organisations. Our specialist lawyers have been personally involved with the industry for years and therefore can relate to, and really understand, the issues being faced.

The services Butcher & Barlow provide to individuals and businesses range from pure equine matters such as disputes over horse sale contracts or loan agreements, through to property purchases and employment contacts. Our agriculture, commercial property, corporate and commercial and dispute resolution teams work together to provide in depth, tailored advice whatever the matter.

Equestrian and Rural Property

  • Purchase and sale of property and land
  • Business tenancies
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Diversification projects
  • Grazing licences
  • Rights of way and easements
  • Planning issues and change of use for equestrian land

Equine Contracts

  • Livery agreements and contracts
  • Sale and purchase contracts
  • Loan agreements
  • Training agreements
  • Stud/nomination agreements
  • Syndicate agreements
  • Liability disclaimers
  • Contracts of employment and general employment advice
  • Sale and purchase of equine businesses

Equine Disputes

  • Sale and purchase disputes – claiming and defending
  • Loan disputes
  • Livery disputes
  • Syndicate disputes
  • Property dispute including landlord and tenant and dilapidation claims
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Construction dispute
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)