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RWK Goodman

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.

Work highlights

Represented racehorse trainer Declan Carroll in a disciplinary hearing after he breached the Rules of Racing by instructing the removal of one of his horses from the sampling unit at Southwell.

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.
"Andrew is extremely diligent, effective and nice to deal with." "He knows the ins and outs of the racing industry and is well regarded."

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.
"He has huge knowledge of the racing industry and is the go-to solicitor for any claimant who is injured while horse racing." "His expertise in the equine field and personal experience of the racing industry gave him an insight into the particulars of the case that was invaluable."

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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

Brooks, Richard

Chalk, Andrew

Ebbutt, Charlotte

McNeile, James

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

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Sport: Horse Racing & Equestrian

RWK Goodman

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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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