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Royds Withy King

Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian

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What the team is known for

Covers the full spectrum of horse racing-related matters including bloodstock agreements, regulatory and disciplinary work, and personal injury litigation. Works extensively with racing charities and governing bodies on issues of sponsorship and corruption investigations. Acts for clients on veterinary negligence claims involving high-value horses. Additional focus on employment matters in relation to various owners and breeders and their employees.

Strengths

Clients describe the firm as a "one-stop shop" for equestrian law work and commend its "excellent" practitioners.

Work highlights

Advised Qatar Bloodstock on the renegotiation of the Stallion Syndicate Deed for racehorse Zoustar.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Chalk is one of the most respected figures in the equestrian law sector, with a range of top jockey, trainer and owner clients calling upon his well-honed skills in regulatory and commercial work. One source remarks: "His particular strength is his experience. He has been at the forefront of that field for many years and knows how to get the best result for a client."

Richard Brooks has attained a sterling reputation for his longstanding expertise in a range of contentious horse racing claims, including sporting injuries, disciplinary proceedings and veterinary negligence.

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Overview

Royds Withy King's equine legal team can help you keep on the right side of the law and the Rules of Racing. With unexpected injury or legal challenge factors that could put your career in jeopardy, with Royds Withy King by your side you can make sure things go smoothly.

From racehorse owners to jockeys, from trainers to breeders, we work closely with a wide range of racing industry professionals. In whichever side of the business you work, we can help protect your interests and find a solution should things not go to plan.

Members

Ebbutt, Charlotte

MacDonald, Sharon

McNeile, James

Nash, Lucy

Ospedale, Gemma

White, Richard

Clients

BW Hills Southbank Limited

Hughie Morrison

Qatar Racing Ltd, South West

Ralph Beckett

Retraining of Racehorses, South West

Richard Phillips

The Professional Jockeys Association, South West

Industries

Charities

Commercial & professional services

Private clients

Real estate

Sports

Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian Department

Royds Withy King

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Department location

5-6 Northumberland Buildings

Queen Square

Bath

Somerset

UK

BA1 2JE

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Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian


Andrew Chalk
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Richard Brooks
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