Ruth MacCarthy – Maternity Leave

Ruth MacCarthy – Maternity Leave

Legal Executive

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Mobile: +44(0)7890 625 134

Ruth, a member of the firm’s equine team, deals with a wide range of equine litigation issues, combining legal expertise with long-standing equestrian knowledge.

She has years of experience of owning, breeding and competing horses from national Pony Club events to a very successful career as an international para dressage rider. Following an accident eventing in 2004, Ruth was classified as a Grade IV para rider and has competed as a disabled rider both nationally and internationally. Her commitment to the sport led to her being invited to join the UK Sport World Class Development squad in her journey towards Paralympic Games competition.

Ruth is devoted to equine law as her specialism, and brings her personal experience to bear on her work, as do all members of the team. They are therefore able, as owners, competitors and/or breeders, to fully understand the time, commitment and emotions invested in horses as both pets and competition animals.

The team covers all aspects of equine law including horse purchase and sale disputes as well as any ownership disputes, veterinary negligence, livery disputes, trainer negligence, purchase and loan agreements.

Ruth is also experienced in dealing with banned substance hearings before Sport Resolutions UK, selection disputes, rider disciplinary hearings and appeal hearings both before and on behalf of sporting and equine governing bodies.

We are the official legal partners to British Dressage. Members of British Dressage are entitled to a free legal helpline providing half an hour of legal advice with Harrison Clark Rickerbys and discounted rates on standard documents, such as sale agreements.

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Ruth Coupe – Equine Client

I would just like to thank Harrison Clark Rickerbys for the helpful and professional step by step advice given during a livery non-payment dispute.

I used the free advice service provided with my British Dressage membership and was subsequently given the confidence to pursue and recover the debt that was owed to me.

I am very grateful for the prompt support and would highly recommend to anyone within the equine industry.

Levi Hunt Equestrian Services.


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