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Justin Wadham

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  • Consultant Solicitor

Justin Wadham is one of the Country’s best-known solicitors specialising in both contentious and non-contentious horseracing and bloodstock industry issues.

Justin qualified in 1979 when working with Norton Rose in their International Finance Department. He joined Edmondson Hall in April 2006 having worked in the Bloodstock Industry since 1986.

Justin is also a former Director of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and of the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA). He is a former Trustee of World Horse Welfare (formerly ILPH), a former Director and Managing Director of Darley, a former Director of David Minton Bloodstock Limited (now Highflyer Bloodstock) and a former Chairman of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents (GB) Limited.  He is currently a Director of the British Racing School.  Justin has also written numerous articles in the leading bloodstock publications on legal issues relating to the Bloodstock Industry.

His practice areas regularly include:

  • Bloodstock contract and commercial work including sale agreements, syndication and international leasing
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Insurance disputes

Recent instructions have included:

  • Syndication and Southern Hemisphere Leasing of leading Stallions

Successful representation of:

  • the insured in a Stallion sub-fertility insurance dispute
  • an overseas purchaser in a high value bloodstock “chain” purchase
  • a leading trainer in a triangular dispute with supplier and supplier’s financier
  • buyers and sellers at public auction in relation to disputes arising under the Conditions of Sale
  • sport participants at sporting Tribunals.
  • Equine Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Tracy Townsend

Secretary to Justin Wadham


“The ‘go to’ Lawyer on any matter relating to racing or bloodstock, who knows the industry back to front both as a legal practitioner and from first hand experience”
“A great analyst who achieves efficiency and savings by quickly distinguishing what matters from what does not.”
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