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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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 […]


On 11th February 2015 the Court of Appeal upheld the original judge’s decision to reduce the level of spousal maintenance payable by the ex-husband to the ex-wife. Our Client, the ex-husband in question, successfully argued that it was unfair to expect him to continue to support his former wife even after his retirement whilst she […]

Family Court Judges Given Power to Order DNA Tests

In September Family court judges in England will be able to order DNA tests to determine a child’s parentage. Up until now the courts have had no power to order DNA tests, only the power to direct a DNA test be carried out if both parties gave their consent. The Justice Minister, Simon Hughes, said […]

Employment Claims – Annual Compensation Limit Increase

The annual Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 will come into force from 6th April 2015 and will see unfair dismissal claims (where the effective date of termination is on or after 6th April 2015) subject to a higher maximum compensatory award. Redundancy payments and other tribunal awards will be calculated using a new […]

Parental Leave – A Reminder of the Recent Changes

For babies born or adopted on or after 5th April 2015, mothers and fathers will be eligible to start ‘Shared Parental Leave’ whereby they will be able to share up to 52 weeks maternity leave in multiple, interchangeable blocks, either separately or together. For example, where both a mother and father are eligible for Shared […]

Forthcoming Increases to Statutory Maternity, Paternity & Sick Pay

From April 2015, certain Social Security benefits are due to increase by 1%. Notably, statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, additional paternity and shared parental pay is due to increase to £139.58 a week from 5th April 2015. The current rate is £138.18 a week. In terms of statutory sick pay, this is due to increase to […]

Involved in a dispute? Be aware of the impending rise in Civil Court fees

The Ministry of Justice has recently announced that it proposes to increase Civil Court fees from April 2015, although the precise date on which the changes come into effect has yet to be confirmed. The proposed increase will affect the fees required for issuing monetary claims and interim applications that regularly feature in court proceedings. […]

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Mark Edmondson Limited*

Anna Hall Limited*

Deborah Hargreaves Limited*

Sarah Watson

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