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Rural Property & Countryside Matters

Equine disputes

Landowners that look after horses or equestrian businesses are facing a heavier burden of regulation and legislation than ever before.  The horse world has its own language and customs and disputes call for a proper understanding of them. It demands specialist equine lawyers who can apply the law realistically and sensibly to equestrian, rural property and countryside issues and have a real grasp on the problems of the equestrian community.  


We advise on

  • buying, selling and loaning horses
  • employment of grooms
  • health and safety
  • horse insurance
  • intellectual property
  • liability under the Animals Act 1971
  • livery and grazing agreements
  • horseboxes and trailers


Wide range of expertise

Tozers has a dynamic equestrian team of riders and horse owners and our lead partner is Jill Headford who is a passionate horsewoman who competes her horses and hunts with the South Devon Hunt. Jill is a regular contributor of articles in the equine press and a member of the Equine and Animal Lawyers Association. She is supported by litigation lawyer Jenny Lloyd who competes at dressage.  Tozers are delighted to be regular sponsors of show jumping and point to points.

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