Michael Mackinnon

Bachelor of Arts (French major), Bachelor of Laws, Diplôme Supérieure de Français des Affaires (Advanced Diploma of French for Business).

From 1989 to 1996 Michael worked at Australia’s largest legal firm, Minter Ellison, where he was a Senior Associate.

Since 2000, he has serviced the legal needs of the Australian horse industry in connection with horse transactions and dispute resolution. His legal practice, HorseForce Legal, advises horse related businesses, organisations and individuals throughout Australia on a wide range of legal matters involving horses.  HorseForce Legal created the contracts available for purchase through this site.

Since 2003 to the present he has been the legal columnist for the Australian monthly magazine Horse Deals on topics of legal interest.

In 2005, 2008 and 2010 he was a guest educator on the topic of horses and the law at Equitana Asia Pacific.

In 2018, Michael became a Director of the Australian Horse Industry Council.  The Council is a peak national body whose aim is to promote the economic viability of the horse industry and protect the health, safety and well being of horses, people and the Australian environment.  Visit www.horsecouncil.org.au.