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MPR Solicitors launch Equine Law department at Kempton Park races

MPR Solicitors launch Equine Law department at Kempton Park races

To launch the Firm’s Equine Law Department, MPR Solicitors sponsored a race day at the all weather track at Kempton Park Racecourse on 12.12.2012. It was a winter wonderland scene interspersed with the glorious colours of jockeys and the sound of horses thundering past the finishing post.

The department is headed by Seema Parikh, Managing Partner who is passionate about horses. She grew up with horses and is also an avid polo player having learnt some of her skills with the legendary 61st Cavalry in India. She now rides and plays polo in Epsom and the Home Counties.

It is a well-known fact that a lot of equine business is often concluded by a hand shake and many contracts are oral. In a modern age, this can lead to legal disputes. This is where MPR’s Equine Law Department can assist both individuals and businesses or associations and connections:

  • Drafting of sale and purchase agreements
  • Livery agreements
  • Contractual disputes eg.livery disputes, trainer negligence, veterinary disputes/negligence
  • RSPCA and Welfare cases
  • Liability arising under the Animals Act 1971

We can act for small businesses, individuals, sole-traders and international connections as we are committed to offering a bespoke Partner-led service for our clients. We are happy to meet on site at your livery yard, stables or offices. If you are located overseas then we can use video conferencing facilities to engage with you at a time that suits you. Our lawyers are committed to offering a highly personalised service so we will make the time for you and at a time that suit you even if it is 3am GMT.

MPR Solicitors are also able to deal with all aspects of regulatory and criminal investigations including banned substance hearings, horse-doping, race-fixing, conspiracies to defraud. Seema Parikh was involved in one of the largest anti-corruption cases in the country (Operation Bradford and Operation Mamba) which involved calling experts in the field of horse-racing to give evidence on race-fixing and spread betting.

Contact our experts for further advice