Police and service dogs and horses receive protection by law – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in bills, dogs, horses, news, police, prisons by tracey

‘A bill making it a specific offence to attack police or prison officer dogs or police horses is set to become law after the government decided to back the measure, closing what campaigners said was a loophole in existing legislation.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Hillsborough slur about fans burning police horse false, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2017 in evidence, horses, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has found that a notorious slur against Liverpool supporters after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, that some people trapped in the crush outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles had seriously burned a police horse, was false.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2017

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Regulator at odds with trainers over new rules for equine wind operations – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2017 in gambling, horse racing, horses, news by sally

‘The British Horseracing Authority brushed off an accusation of “poor regulation” from the National Trainers’ Federation on Wednesday over a new rule that requires trainers to declare wind operations on their horses, and it seems likely to irritate the NTF further by insisting trainers found guilty of a serious breach of the rule will risk the suspension of their licence.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2017

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Businessman guilty of mixing horsemeat with beef – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2017 in conspiracy, food, fraud, horses, news by tracey

‘A businessman has been found guilty of being part of a £200,000 conspiracy to pass off horsemeat as beef, much of which went on to enter the food chain.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Animals Act Appeal Case Law – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 5th, 2017 in appeals, damages, horses, news, personal injuries, statutory interpretation by sally

‘Langstaff J upheld on appeal a first instance decision dismissing a claimant’s claim for injury when he fell from a horse.’

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Park Square Barristers, 23rd June 2017

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Rider who took selfie with skeletal horse given ban after she is caught by Facebook pictures – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, community service, costs, disqualification, horses, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been banned from keeping horses after Facebook users spotted pictures of her riding a skeletal ex-racehorse online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

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Paralysed teenager wins £3m legal battle with implications for every horse owner – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2016 in damages, horses, news, personal injuries, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager has won a £3m legal battle against her ex-boyfriend’s family after she fell off a “badly trained” horse and broke her back.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2016

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Suffolk Christmas Eve horse crash death owner jailed – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2014 in horses, news, road traffic, sentencing by tracey

‘A man whose horses wandered on to a main road on Christmas Eve, causing the death of a driver when four vehicles ploughed into them, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Newcastle United horse punch fan Barry Rogerson jailed – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2013 in animal cruelty, horses, news, sentencing, sport, violent disorder by sally

“A Newcastle United fan who punched a police horse when trouble flared following his side’s defeat to Sunderland has been jailed for a year.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2013

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Godolphin doping: Mahmood Al Zarooni gets eight-year ban – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2013 in disqualification, drug abuse, horse racing, horses, news, sport by tracey

“Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has been banned from racing for eight years
after doping horses at one of the world’s leading racing operations.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


The millionairess, the horse trials and the almighty legal row – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2012 in conflict of interest, horses, insider dealing, media, news by tracey

“Each spring, tens of thousands of visitors a day — including the odd member of the Royal family — flock to the Gloucestershire stately home to enjoy three days of dressage, show-jumping and cross-country, not to mention the champagne receptions. Behind the scenes, however, a rather less harmonious atmosphere has developed, with a furious row pitting a businesswoman who was once America’s highest paid female executive against a leading light of the equestrian establishment. At stake have been the lucrative broadcasting rights to the trials.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2012

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Riders, Horses and Cars – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in horses, negligence, news, road safety by sally

“Distinct from the situation of loose horses straying on to the road is the case where a horse with a rider comes into contact with traffic. This will sometimes lead to the rider either suing the driver or the driver suing the rider and with a subsequent counter claim.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 17th November 2011

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Glaister and others v Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council – WLR Daily

Glaister and others v Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council [2009] EWCA Civ 1325; [2009] WLR (D) 359

 “A local council did not owe a duty of care to claimants to arrange public liability insurance to cover the risk of injury occurring at a long-established horse fair taking place on land part of which it owned, nor to ensure safe segregation and supervision of tethered horses.”

WLR Daily, 10th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Judges block horse injury claim – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2009 in compensation, duty of care, horses, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

“A County Durham man left with brain damage after being kicked by a horse at a Cumbrian fair, has been blocked from claiming compensation.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2009

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Man fined £185 for being drunk in charge of horse – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2009 in alcohol abuse, horses, news, sentencing by sally

“A man was fined £185 for being drunk in charge of a horse after riding the animal bareback through the streets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2009

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