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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Estate Agents: Disuputes relating to commission

Estate agents will be more than familiar with disputes with vendor clients (and other agents) with regard to commission and whilst the facts and merits of each dispute are different the common theme between them all is the strength of the agents’ terms and conditions that form the contract with their clients. Estate agents dealing […]

“Transient” Workers: Travel time to first and from last customers of the day is “working time”

The European Court of Justice has held that the time spent by transient workers (or “Peripatetic” workers) travelling between their home and the premises of their first and last customers of the day constitutes “working time” for the purposes of the Working Time Directive. Peripatetic workers are defined as those who are not assigned a […]

EH support for good causes: latest news

  As part of our on-going commitment to charities and good causes we have recently supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society raceday at Newmarket races and provided sponsorship for Hannah Martin, daughter of our Legal Secretary, Julia, who at just 16 years of age has bravely completed a skydive to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice.  Well done, Hannah!

Edmondson Hall Summer Party

  To help celebrate our 21st anniversary, Edmondson Hall’s Partners, staff and their families recently enjoyed an afternoon at Newmarket races followed by a live performance by McBusted.      

Ashley Madison

The largest “infidelity website”, Ashley Madison, was hacked recently and the identity of over 1.2 million UK subscribers has now been leaked over the internet. This week a 14GB data dump was uploaded to the “dark web” but it is expected that this information will slowly leak out into the public domain as it is […]

National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage: Government announces new enforcement measures

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills have this month announced that it intends to introduce a series of measures designed to better enforce compliance with the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) and the National Living Wage (“NLW”) (when the latter is introduced in April 2016). The commencement date for these measures have yet to be […]

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. […]

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Edmondson Hall is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

SRA Number: 78735

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The Partners of Edmondson Hall are: -

Mark Edmondson Limited*

Anna Hall Limited*

Deborah Hargreaves Limited*

Sarah Watson

* Limited Companies are synonymous with the individual named Partners

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