Equine Commercial-Legal is a planning consultancy specialising in the commercial equestrian development sector.

We can assist with planning applications, enforcements, appeals and public inquires by providing advice, analysis and expert evidence on behalf of applicants/appellants, local authorities and third party objectors. We carry out site visits throughout the UK.

We provide an expert equine consultancy service unrivalled by any other in terms of experience, scientific and technical knowledge and academic qualifications.

Sally-Ann Tinsley BSc, LLDip, Director, was the first person in the UK to graduate with a degree in equine welfare (BSc Equine Welfare with Business Management) from Harper Adams University College. Her expertise lies in her understanding of equine physiology and ability to translate current scientific research in the field of equine science and behaviour to produce the reports necessary to justify new facilities on commercial equestrian premises.  She regularly provides expert opinion regarding equine welfare and behaviour at planning appeal hearings and public inquiries.


Sally-Ann holds a law degree and is able to provide litigation support in equine related matters.  She also provides expert witness evidence in matters relating to personal injury, employer/employee disputes and professional negligence.

Peter Holland BSc, Director, has been involved with the equine industry for over 20 years enabling him to understand the needs of equestrian business clients. 

He is responsible for public sector clients.

We regularly work as part of a team of consultants, lawyers, architects and other specialists depending on the needs of a particular project.