Online Criticism of Judges and Competitors

  Outrageous and destructive comments and opinions are published sometimes on social media about judges and competitors. Plain disrespect, self-aggrandisement, simple jealousy or ignorance of what’s correct are some factors that motivate attacks. When do these self appointed critics and amateur online publishers (let’s call them the disgruntled) go a step too far and expose…

Interstate Disputes

Interstate sales of horses are now common over the internet.  If the purchase proves unsatisfactory for any reason which would entitle the buyer to a refund of the purchase price, the buyer will have to decide where to bring a claim if the seller refuses to refund the money.  Is a claim brought in the…

Reliance on Written Agreements

There is a poor level of understanding of the meaning of signing a written agreement, whether signatures must be witnessed and the significance of the original document compared with a copy of it. Signing a written agreement is an important legal step.  It is the law that, except in very unusual circumstances, a signatory is…

Where to bring a small claim

If a dispute of any kind involving a horse can not be settled by negotiation,  the proper venue for its legal resolution differs around Australia. In New South Wales, a claim against a business up to the value of $30,000 can be brought in the CTTT (Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal).  A claim against a…