Ruth Godfrey joined Russell & Co in 2019 and has brought the world of Equine Law with her.

Ruth can offer clients a vast level of experience and understanding in a range of horse-related legal matters, with experience spanning more than 10 years in the field.

Having previously worked with national governing bodies, private horse owners, equine professionals, livery yard owners, world-class athletes, competitors at all levels and breeders, she has a clear understanding of all areas.  Ruth has assisted with anti-doping hearings at Sport Resolutions UK in London and a variety of other disciplinary tribunal matters and selection disputes.

As our disputes resolution solicitor, Ruth can assist our clients with disputes relating to:

  • Equine disputes
  • Ownership
  • Equine property and land
  • Equestrian business tenancies
  • Purchase and sale contracts
  • Livery and grazing agreements
  • Veterinary negligence

Ruth is also able to support you with the information of a variety of agreements including:

  • Training
  • Sponsorship
  • Stud/nomination
  • Livery/grazing
  • Loan

Some of the above agreements can be completed with the benefit of a fixed fee arrangement.

As an owner, competitor and breeder herself, Ruth has a first-hand understanding of our clients’ commitment and passion for their horses, whether personal or through a business and, accordingly, is best placed to support our clients’ needs.

Ruth has been riding horses since she was 4 years’ old, competing up the Pony Club levels all through her younger years with a particular passion for eventing.  After a severe accident at 19, her eventing dreams halted and instead she started what was to be a very successful career in para-equestrian dressage.

Ruth has been part of the Sport England Talent Programmes and the ultimate UK Sport World Class Programme, competing both nationally and internationally with the benefit of sponsorships.

To find out how Ruth can support your needs, please contact her directly on [email protected].