Equine solicitor Jacqui Fulton has launched her own law firm dedicated solely to the horse industry.
The solicitor advocate decided to leave her position as head of the equine law department at Warwickshire firm Blythe Liggins, after spotting a gap in the market.
The new firm – Jacqui Fulton Equine Law – will cover every aspect of the specialist area from veterinary and purchase disputes, loan and competition contracts, riding and horse accident claims to representation of riders in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Mrs Fulton, who is also a horse owner and livery yard manager, said: “Equine law is already incredibly diverse and is expanding all of the time.
“Riders, competitors, breeders and livery yard owners need to know the solicitors they employ really understand every aspect of the horse world.
“It’s crucial if they are to be represented properly.”
She added: “I felt it was time this huge industry had a dedicated law firm that people can turn to for help, representation and advice - it’s been the driving force in my decision to set up Jacqui Fulton Equine Law.”
Mrs Fulton is a familiar face on the dressage circuit – she is currently competing with her young mare Rohanna and is also home-breeding British Hanoverian dressage horses.