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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Residential Landlord & Tenant Update: Deposits

Since 6th April 2007, it became mandatory for landlords to place deposits received from tenants into a government-backed Tenancy Deposit Scheme (“TDS”) in circumstances where the property was occupied under an assured shorthold tenancy that commenced after that date. As a reminder, the purpose of the TDS is to afford greater protection to tenants over […]

Changes to Zero Hours Contracts

On 26th May 2015, the Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force.  Section 27 outlaws exclusivity and any provision of a zero-hours contract that prohibits a worker from doing work or performing services under another contract or under any other arrangement or prohibits him or her from doing so without the employer’s consent is […]

Fly-Grazing Horses: New Legislation

In what has been widely regarded as a significant step for the improvement of horse welfare, The Control of Horses Act 2015 (“CHA 2015”) comes into force on 26th May 2015 and amends the Animals Act 1971 (“AA 1971”) in a manner that will enable private landowners, occupiers and local authorities to better deal with […]

Changes to Pre-Action Conduct

The courts have prescribed a set of guidelines in their Civil Procedure Rules as to conduct expected of parties prior to the issue of court proceedings. The idea of these guidelines, now referred to as the Practice Directions on Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols (since 6th April 2015), encourages parties to use their best endeavours to […]

Bookmakers’ Sponsorship of Jockeys

BHA to relax rules on Bookmakers’ sponsorship of Jockeys From 1st April 2015, the British Horseracing Authority will begin a nine-month trial in which individual professional jockeys will be permitted to enter into sponsorship deals with bookmakers. Specifically, a jockey will be permitted to display branding of a bookmaker on their person. Previously, bookmakers were […]

New Employment Law Legislation

The Deregulation Act 2015 and The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 were passed by Parliament before it dissolved; however, they are yet to come into force and it may be some time before they do so depending upon which government is elected this year. Key proposed changes that the above legislation seeks to […]

Buying a Property – Inaccurate Replies to Pre-Contract Enquiries

For a buyer, the replies from a seller to pre-contract enquiries can be very important and can significantly influence their decision as to whether or not to proceed with their purchase. The accuracy of those replies to enquiries, which may relate to disputes with neighbours, rights of third parties over the property, flooding issues, structural […]

Family Law Update: No time limit for financial claims against an ex-spouse

Head of Family Law, Matthew Clemence, appeared on BBC Radio Suffolk on 11th March 2015 to discuss the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in the much-publicised case of Kathleen Wyatt and her millionaire ex-husband Dale Vince, founder of wind-power firm Ecotricity. Ms Wyatt made a claim against her ex-husband for financial settlement despite their […]

Civil Court Fees Update

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Rise in Civil Court Fees to take effect on 9th March 2015 It was announced on 2nd March 2015 that the proposed rise in civil court fees for money claims and claims for possession of property (as well interim applications in litigation) will now take effect from 9th March 2015, despite prior […]

Law Society starts legal action to challenge rise in Civil Court Fees

The Law Society has taken the first steps to formally challenge the Government’s controversial decision to increase the civil court fees this April. The controversy is centred on the degree to which these fees may increase, which will be as much as 600% in certain instances. You can find a report on the proposed rise […]

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Mark Edmondson Limited*

Anna Hall Limited*

Deborah Hargreaves Limited*

Sarah Watson

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