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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Equine & Animal Disputes Solicitors

The ownership of horses and other animals brings with it great pleasure but also responsibility and potential liability.

Whether you keep animals for business or leisure, we can advise you on a wide range of issues connected with their ownership and upkeep.

Our experienced legal experts can help with various types of disputes including:

  • Veterinary Negligence – Misdiagnosis, negligent 5 star vetting pre-purchase
  • Disputes arising from the sale and purchase of  horses
  • Claims in relation to damage and injury caused by animals
  • Claims in relation to defective trailers/horse boxes

Occasionally animals can cause an accident or damage to other animals, people or property. We are experts in resolving liability cases covered by the 1971 Animals Act and can advise you on the best course of action if you are involved in an animal-related incident.

We would always advise taking out insurance to protect yourself from any third party claims and to cover legal expenses. If you have legal expenses cover and have a claim or a claim against you let us know. We regularly represent clients under cover of their insurance policies.

At FDR Law, we understand the equine and farming worlds. FDR partner Stephen Lawson is an experienced smallholder and can even milk a cow!

If you have a problem and want to talk to legal experts who are on your wave length, call us on 01925 230000 for an appointment to see how we can help you.


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