Edmondson Hall is a progressive and expanding practice based in Newmarket, Suffolk, the hub of British Horseracing. The firm has grown substantially over the years and now enjoys a reputation of excellence both nationally and internationally.

Edmondson Hall provide their clients with a comprehensive service and we pride ourselves on our plain speaking, accessible approach, being committed to making sure our clients receive friendly and responsive support at all times.

Our experienced team of solicitors offer a dedicated and personal service specialising in all aspects of law to match their client’s needs and expectations. From large commercial companies to private clients, Edmondson Hall provides a high level of service whatever our clients’ needs.

Edmondson Hall are proud to have been awarded Sports Law Firm of the Year 2013 and 2014 (Boutique Category) – as chosen by Corporate INTL and also for being selected as Horse Racing and Equestrian Law Firm of the Year 2012 – as chosen by Global Legal Experts.


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Unfair Dismissal Update

Fair Dismissal for Derogatory Comments against Employer on Facebook In the case of British Waterways Board v. Smith [2015] UKEAT/0004/15, the Employment Tribunal (“EAT”) concluded that it was fair to dismiss an employee who had made derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook. This case was noteworthy in that the employee’s misconduct had taken place […]

Disputed Will: Successful claim by adult child against mother’s estate

In the landmark ruling by the High Court in the case of Heather Ilot ([2014] EWHC 542 (Fam)), an adult child was able to successfully claim (under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975) against the estate of her mother, who had disinherited her daughter 37 years previously and accordingly left her out […]

Limitation Periods; A Reminder

  We continue to encounter unfortunate cases whereby litigants are unaware of the limitation periods prescribed by The Limitation Act 1980 which provides for periods of time in which a Claimant is entitled to issue court proceedings for claims in contract and tort (e.g. negligence).  After the limitation period expires, a Claimant is not entitled to […]

Further Rise in Court Fees on the Horizon

In March 2015, the landscape of litigation was controversially changed through the Government’s introduction of enhanced court fees for issuing money claims whereby, in claims worth more than £10,000, the fee required for issuing proceedings would be equivalent to 5% of the value of the claim, with the fee subject to a cap of £10,000. […]

Minimum Wage for Stable Staff

As per the Memorandum of Agreement between the National Trainers Federation and the National Association of Stable Staff, the Racing Industry Minimum Rate provided for minimum rates of pay that mirrored the National Minimum Wage. The Memorandum of Agreement (for the period between 10th November 2014 and 30th September 2015 inclusive) can be found by […]

UK Consumer Protection: Significant Legislative Changes due in October 2015

  The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will come into full effect from 1st October 2015 and it represents a significant reform by the Government of consumer law in the United Kingdom.  The reform will essentially see the consolidation of several separate strands of consumer law into a single, more coherent piece of legislation, the aim […]

Winner for Lucy Wadham Racing

Newmarket based trainer, Lucy Wadham, and her dedicated team of staff celebrated a Group Two winner on Saturday 4th July in the bet365 Lancashire Oaks with LADY TIANA, ridden by Graham Lee. Lucy is married to Edmondson Hall’s Solicitor and Consultant, Justin Wadham, who provides vital support and expertise to her operation.  As a firm, we […]

Qipco Renews Sponsorship of British Champions Series in Record Breaking Deal

In what is officially a record sponsorship deal for British Racing, Qipco has renewed sponsorship of the British Champions Series until 2024 in a deal worth in excess of £50 million. The British Champions Series consists of 35 flat races between May and October each year and has enjoyed substantial capital investment from its association […]

Consumer protection – The rights of airline passengers upon flight delays or cancellations

A high percentage of the UK population will be travelling abroad this summer. However, the majority of airline passengers will be unaware of their rights with regards to dreaded delayed and cancelled flights. Airline passengers travelling to or from an EU Member State will obtain protection under European legislation in the event of flight delays […]

Husband awarded damages for being deceived by wife about child paternity

A County Court has awarded damages to a husband who was deceived by his ex-wife over a six year period that he was the biological father of their child[1]. The father discovered the deceit after he was separated from his wife when their child was 7 months old; they later divorced and the husband subsequently […]

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Anna Hall Limited*

Deborah Hargreaves Limited*

Sarah Watson

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