Archive for April, 2012
Thames Valley law firm, Charles Lucas & Marshall has launched a specialist equine law team to provide a wide range of services to the horse-racing and equestrian industries.
“We realised we had a group of people in the firm who are passionate about horses, the horse racing world and understand the broad spectrum of legal issues which surrounds them,” says Hemant Amin, head of practice development at Charles Lucas & Marshall.
“This ‘hands on’ experience will be invaluable when it comes to providing advice which is practical and geared towards problem solving.”
Key people in the firm’s equine team include Kelly Carson whose family has worked in the horse-racing industry for several generations. As well as contributing to her family’s racehorse transport business as travelling groom, Kelly herself is well-known among the local racing community and competes her own horse.
“I was keen to combine my legal experience with my passion for horses,” says Kelly.
“Equine businesses require specialist support because of the many and complex risks associated with owning horses.”
Civil litigation specialist, James Woodhouse is another key member of the team. A specialist in employment law and contractual and property-based disputes, he has a keen interest in equine pursuits and rides regularly in Oxfordshire.
The final member of the legal team is corporate lawyer, Rupert Wright, who trained in the City before moving to the Thames Valley. He too has a strong family connection with equine matters.
“We will cover all aspects of equine law including horse purchase and sale disputes, stud contracts, services for syndicates, any litigation or ownership disputes, livery disputes and negligence claims,” says Kelly.
“The horse-racing industry is a major employer in this part of the world, so from a location perspective, we could not be in a better place.”
For more information please contact Kelly Carson on 01635 521212 or email@example.com.