Charlie Lane is one of the most experienced professionals in the equestrian world, as can be seen from his equestrian CV. His qualifications in agricultural and equine science combined with his current and previous work experience, which includes an impressive practical knowledge of horses, making him one of the foremost equestrian consultants in Britain. In particular he is well known in horse racing and eventing.
His services as a consultant and as an equestrian expert witness are used widely by solicitors, insurers and private clients. He has a reputation for writing clear, balanced and comprehensive reports and for providing considered verbal evidence that assists the Court. He is instructed for defendants, claimants and as a single joint expert.
He has been instructed in cases involving a wide variety of riding and horse handling accidents, loss of earnings of employees working in the equine industry, valuation of horses, and disputes over horse sales.
He trains horses on a daily basis and specialises in competition horses and horses with problems. He instructs private client riders as well as teaching at dressage, show jumping and cross-country clinics. He instructs for the Pony Club. He does this for his love of teaching and training, and gains the benefit of maintaining his practical skills and current expertise.
Health and safety issues have become increasingly important following some high profile horse-related accidents and Charlie Lane is increasingly called on to provide health and safety advice as well as preparing Health and Safety Policy and Risk Assessment documents for private and commercial yards and riding schools, as well as competition venues.
As a former Head of Equine Business Management at The Royal Agricultural College he is in much demand as a lecturer and speaker on a wide variety of equestrian topics, including the racing industry, eventing, health and safety and equine litigation.