About – Michael Bower Equine Law

01.10.2023 IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

DUE TO EXISTING COMMITMENTS AND UPCOMING COURT CASES MICHAEL IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY ENQUIRIES OR NEW MATTERS AT THIS TIME. THE SITUATION WILL BE REVIEWED IN NOVEMBER. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

Michael Bower (Director/Solicitor) specialises in Equine Law and Horse Disputes. It is a key part of the legal services offered by Waddington Turner Wall (WTW) solicitors based in Keighley, West Yorkshire and near Skipton, North Yorkshire.

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Why should I use Michael Bower Equine Law?

While everyone hopes that disputes can be resolved amicably, seeking legal guidance early on is crucial. Michael Bower offers expertise that can simplify the legal process, provide a realistic assessment, and potentially prevent court proceedings.

To help make things a little easier he offers:

Michael takes a no-nonsense, common sense approach to all potential and existing clients.

Costs

The costs and potential costs are always discussed up front and during the case. These are always weighed carefully against the value of claim, before any action is taken.

Michael will always give his honest opinion about whether a case is worth pursuing because he understands that the costs for legal services can be a real worry for clients. To find out more click on Legal Fees.

 

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What our clients say..

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An absolute pleasure to deal with. Mr Bower gives clear advice, very concise and extremely knowledgeable. Explained the whole process and options in full and nothing was too much trouble, really felt at ease with him, and his secretary is also lovely.

5 star Google review

Kate Bower   

We would like to pay tribute to the team at Michael Bower Equine Law who helped us secure justice last week in a misrepresentation case.

A top horsewoman with a string of event horses sold a Connemara with chronic behavioural issues as a ‘mother/daughter share’ with ‘no vices or issues’, for a 14 year old child, despite the pony’s history of bronking and rearing.

Having been warned of its history she sold it on then turned the tables when it was returned and refused to negotiate for 2 years.

In the Small Claims Court Michael Bower’s team won the case and secured the return of the purchase price, all associated losses and 50% of the costs, which is pretty rare for small claims.

We are so grateful and feel vindicated for returning this pony when it was so clearly wrong.

Thank you so much Michael Bower Equine Law for your great advice and support throughout.

Helen G G 31.05.2022   

The term ‘horse trading’, which came into usage around 1820, owes its origin to the notorious shrewdness of horse traders who bought and sold horses. Unfortunately, the term is still applicable as buying horses is as much a mine-field now, as it was two-hundred years ago.

Having fallen victim to a duplicitous trader, an expert was needed to resolve the ensuing dispute over return of the horse and refund of payment. In these situations, only the best will do and the recommendation to equine lawyer, Michael Bower, was a great blessing.

Through his extensive knowledge of equine law, Michael Bower applied his legal expertise to the circumstances of the sale and within a matter of weeks, the case was brought to a satisfactory conclusion.

In offering a professional service, Michael is direct and at the same time very personable which is greatly appreciated when dealing with a potentially stressful scenario.

I will be eternally grateful to Michael Bower for resolving my case and would not hesitate in recommending his excellent legal practice to anyone who falls victim to a twenty-first century horse trader, sadly, of whom there are many!

Alex A 26.05.2022   

Thank you so much Michael and team for providing such fantastic advice and support, and for successfully securing a positive settlement. I highly recommend Michael; he is so knowledgeable and approachable. I felt very comfortable asking questions, nothing was too much bother. I was expertly guided through the whole process, being informed, advised and consulted the entire time.

Jo Fox 10.05.2021   

Michael put me at ease straight away. He was so approachable and welcoming from the the first minute I spoke to him. He had so much knowledge and gave me such fantastic advice. He really helped to clarify my position and ways forward. I would highly recommend Michael Bower for anyone wishing to seek legal advice and representation.

Mrs Young 26.10.2020   

I asked Michael Bower to assist me on a potential property issue concerning our boundaries and rights of access.

I was very glad of his competent help and practical advice. He immediately came to view and discuss the site in question, and followed it up with detailed and rigorous research, document search of deed and land registry. His responses were detailed, clear and prompt. He was always easy to contact and gave realistic appraisal on the problem of pursuing the issue without adequate back up – including potential costs.

I would strongly recommend him for attending to enquiries of this kind

Nigel Young PhD. 16.09.2020   

I would like to thank Michael for the expedient, efficient, and professional manner in which he assisted me with a personal legal matter surrounding my horse.

His courteous, down to earth attitude and his ability to grasp the seriousness of the situation was indeed a great comfort to me. The matter has now been resolved and I can only thank Michael for his time in helping me sort the issue to its favourable conclusion.

I would have no reservations in recommending Michael and WTW solicitors to anyone.

Sue Williams 27.04.2020