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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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 […]

Family Courts Not Discriminating Against Fathers

A new study by the Universities of Warwick and Reading (and funded by the Nuffield Foundation)[1] has demonstrated that there is no indication of bias towards mothers over fathers in contested child care cases. The study examined contested contact and residence cases in five County Courts in England and Wales within a six-month period in […]

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 […]

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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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