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New Equine Law Clinic in Nottingham
  • Published:
    27 February
  • Area of Law:
    Acquisitions & Disposals, Firm news

New Equine Law Clinic in Nottingham

Shakespeare Martineau is helping people in Nottinghamshire experiencing horse-related legal issues with free legal advice thanks to a new Equine Law Clinic.

The clinic is a joint venture between Nottingham Trent University’s Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre and the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with leading law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

It will offer free legal advice on equine law issues including, amongst other things, horse passports, sale and purchase disputes, land disputes, riding accidents, horse insurance claims and buying and selling stables.

, Nottingham based solicitor and expert in equine law at Shakespeare Martineau, will provide the specialist advice and supervise the cases dealt with by the clinic.

She will work alongside trained Nottingham Law School student advisers from the Legal Advice Centre, to offer free legal advice during 45 minute pre-booked appointments.

Faye Deverell, senior supervising solicitor at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre, said: “This new outreach service will be the first time we are branching out into the rural sector based on feedback from NTUs Equine Centre located on our Brackenhurst Campus, who identified an increasing need for support relating to equine legal issues.

“Rebecca is a renowned expert and we are looking forward to having her on board, helping those in the local community with any horse related legal issues.

We are also looking forward to continuing our partnership with Inspire Libraries, who have kindly allowed us to use Southwell Library to host this new service.”

Rebecca Stojak, an Alumni Fellow of NTU, said: “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Nottingham Law School and to be bringing this service out into the local area. Equine law is becoming more mainstream and enquiries are growing. It’s an exciting project and I am anticipating helping lots of horse owners in the community.”

The first appointments at the Equine Law Clinic will take place on Wednesday 14 March 2018 from 2pm and further sessions will be held on:

• 18 April 2018
• 16 May 2018
• 20 June 2018

People who would like to access the service will need to book an appointment by contacting the Legal Advice Centre with brief details of the enquiry.

Details can be provided by either phoning 0115 848 4262 or by emailing

People can also complete a web enquiry form at

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