• Livingstons Solicitors - Education“Livingstons are a local firm and we’re proud to advise and support several local schools and colleges.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Property“Livingstons property team provided a fast turnaround and their Fixed Fees meant there were no hidden charges.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Probate“Livingstons Solicitors provided quality advice and guided me through the intricacies of inheritance tax.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Equine“We offer specialist advice in equine law including purchase & sale agreements and veterinary negligence.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Cycling“Livingstons Cycling offer a no win, no fee service to assist you in your claim for compensation.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Agriculture“We’ve been with Livingstons for three generations and with their help and support we’ll keep farming for generations to come.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Industry“We needed a law firm that had experience of working in high tech industry. Livingstons ticked all the boxes.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Business“Livingstons explained the litigation process and were quick to resolve it. This meant I could get back to running my business.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Legal“The free initial appointment really helped me understand my legal rights and put my mind at ease.
  • Livingstons Solicitors - Locations“With offices in Ulverston and Dalton it means I can make an appointment to suit me.

Our specialist Equine Law team is truly passionate about horses. Sarah Swarbrick, Livingstons Legal Executive, is a keen horse rider and carriage driver and understands the needs of horses and their owners. More importantly, she is legally qualified to help you resolve problems which could cost you time, money and emotional stress. Whether horses are your business or your hobby, this area is often a potential minefield of legal dangers. Insurance can mitigate these risks but there are many issues that cannot be insured against such as contractual disputes on a sale or purchase, unpaid livery bills, co-ownership disputes – the list is endless.

Historically, equine business transactions have been conducted with little more than the strength of a handshake. Sadly, this well meaning but informal approach has led to an increasing number of legal disputes. Livingstons’ dedicated Law team provides a wide range of solutions to all Equine Law problems and can assist in resolving legal disputes. We provide a free initial interview at which we can take your instructions and offer preliminary advice. Telephone and email enquiries are welcome from anywhere in the UK and because we are horse riders ourselves, our passion for bringing justice for our fellow riders is truly unrivalled.

Equine Legal Problems
• Contractual disputes — Misrepresentation on the part of the vendor in the sale or purchase of a horse or equipment.
• Veterinary negligence — Where a vet has failed to notice a significant defect in a horse’s health or has mistakenly certified it to be fit for its intended purpose.
• Liability arising under the Animals Act 1971 — Injury or damage to a third party or a third party’s property caused by your horse.
• Other equine commercial disputes; you are always welcome to contact us regarding your specific horse related problem. With a view to minimising the risks of litigation in the first place, our Law team can assist you in drawing up specific agreements to cater for most types of equine transactions.

We can help you with the following critical areas:

• Purchase and Sale Agreements – When Livingstons are acting for the purchaser, we will ensure the vendor’s representations as to character, soundness, fitness for purpose and other material warranties are legally binding. When Livingstons are acting for the vendor against potential claims, specific representations and warranties given to the purchaser will also be legally binding and defined precisely.
• Loan Agreements – Livingstons can define both parties’ respective risks and responsibilities such as insurance, livery costs, accident and injury (prohibiting use of the horse in competition) and agreements outlining options to purchase the horse.
• Livery Agreements – Livingstons can define the full extent of the livery services and both parties’ responsibilities and liabilities should things go wrong. Livingstons can also create a legal lien against the horse and equipment for security when livery bills remain unpaid.

The Livingstons Equine Commitment
If you’ve been a victim of a riding accident or equine dispute, Livingstons may be able to provide a no win, no fee solution for your compensation, and we offer a top class personal service which is quick and efficient.

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Free Initial Equine Legal Advice

The Livingstons Equine Law team is here to help you with any contractual disputes, veterinary negligence, damage to a third party or a third party’s property caused by your horse, livery agreements, loan agreements, ownership disputes, riding accidents and much more. We will ensure you are looked after at all times by offering free home and hospital visits where appropriate. We offer a free telephone assessment to assist you from day one.

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Please send your CV and covering letter to David Chadwick, Practice Manager, 9 Benson Street, Ulverston LA12 7AU


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