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Equine Law Specialists

Michael Bower is a Director of and heads up the Litigation Department for Waddington Turner Wall Solicitors (WTW) based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and is a specialist litigator in commercial litigation, equine law and horse disputes.

Michael, Rebecca Garrity (solicitor) and the team have been providing a no-nonsense approach to equestrian and litigation cases, for clients across the UK, for many years with high success rates.

Why choose Michael Bower and his team?

As a keen horseman Michael Bower provides legal advice and expertise which is backed by many years of competing, breeding and owning ponies and horses. Rebecca Garrity has ridden for most of her life and provides down to earth guidance and straight forward legal expertise.

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Both Michael and Rebecca are well aware of the wide variety of horse disputes and issues that arise within the equestrian world and this enables them to apply a depth of understanding that can make a real difference to the outcome of any equine legal case.

Michael, Rebecca and the team will always be upfront about the strength of your case, the service provided and the legal fees involved.

Equine Law and Horse Disputes can include:

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here please give us a call, the chances are we’ll be able to help.

Call us now on 0300 303 2865

Of course, everyone hopes that disputes can be resolved amicably and whilst we appreciate that no-one really wants to involve a solicitor the simple fact of the matter is that not obtaining the right guidance early on can be false economy. The expertise and advice we offer can:

Other WTW services:

Areas Covered

Michael, Rebecca and the team cover all types of horse disputes from across England & Wales. Locally they cover the towns of:

Cases are regularly accepted from the counties of:

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Free Initial Enquiry

Michael would be delighted to explain how he can help. For your free, initial enquiry, please:


Michael Bower – Out of the Office 28.09.2020 – 02.10.2020

Michael Bower will be out of the office from 28.09.2020 – 02.10.2020. If you have an urgent enquiry please contact Lisa Wood (re Litigation/Disputes) or Rebecca Garrity (re Equine Law) via 01535 662644.

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What our clients say..

Thank you so much Micheal for the solid advice you gave me on the abandonment issue I had at my yard recently.

Great guy and really helpful, with a true understanding of the horse world.

Highly recommended.

Michelle C – 28.02.2018   

Just wanted to write to thank Michael for his good advice today - no messing around, you listened and gave me sensible advice which actually prevented you from gaining a client! You told me what was what, talking in plain English not “solicitor speak” and directing me through my options.

I listened and did exactly what he advised, and I’m pleased to say I have successfully agreed an amicable compromise with the other side. This has saved me a small fortune, but more importantly made me realise that I needed to draw it to a conclusion rather than dragging it through the courts.

I would recommend anyone worried about being led down the path just to pay solicitors fees, speak to Michael. He can give you free advice, and that’s all I needed today - thank you.

Janice Dunphy – 27.02.2018   

Michael Bower is very prompt, and also extremely thoughtful about the client’s situation. When providing my wife and I with advice on an equine legal matter, he stepped us carefully through the options in a simple-to-understand way with only limited call on legal jargon. A very refreshing experience.

Jack Rickard – 25.02.2018   

Mr Michael Bower has been extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in a matter which could have been exceptionally difficult. He advised me sensibly how to handle the situation in the most effective and efficient way. I am very grateful for his help and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone with a complicated situation in both the property and equestrian sphere. I cannot thank him enough.

Ms Sally Eastwood - 14.02.2018   

Recently seeked some advice following the sale of a pony to an established organisation. Replied both via phone and email within 24 hours. Highly recommend.

Charlotte S   

Michael is a highly knowledgable very helpful person. Nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend him. His knowledge of horses and the law is extensive. Thank you for your advice today it's much appreciated.

Elaine S   

Great man and gets the results, thank you for our win in court, couldn't of done it without you.

Tracy W   

Thank you very much for your helpful advice, so nice to speak to someone who knows the law and has a passion for horses. Highly recommend!

Natalia T   

Thanks so much for your very helpful advice much appreciated highly recommended.

Dawn S   

Fantastic service from someone who understands horses and the law. Extremely personable and very easy to talk to. Would wholeheartedly recommend him.

Julia H   

Our family sought advice in relation to an equine insurance claim from Michael Bower earlier this year. His response was very helpful and precise at a very difficult time .

Mrs L, Skipton 08.12.2015   

***** went back to (the seller's yard) on New Year’s Eve - we are beyond grateful to Michael for everything he did - over and above the call of duty, and during his Christmas break - to make things happen in the timescales they did. I can’t speak highly enough of him, he was a total star. Practical and pragmatic, focussed on a solution/resolution, pleasant and cheerful to deal with and I’m sure (the seller) would say the same.

Mrs M, Grassington 07.01.2016   

Very helpful and was very pleased. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely person to deal with! Highly recommended.

Tara M