- Their word
against yours is not very helpful in Court. Words can and do
constitute a 'verbal contract' but you have to prove it to
convince the Court.
Evidence is all powerful. Registration papers, Newspaper
Advertisements. Copy of Internet Adverts and so on. Emails from
the Seller to you.
- Proof provided
- Video and
- Your friends
who were with your at the point of sale and heard the
- The Veterinary
Surgeon, EFA Coach, Horsemen and so on.
- Do not wait or spell
Horses. Get onto them the day after they arrive and keep onto
them until you have found and can prove the problems. Time
lapses is the wrong way to go
- DO NOT use
Chiropractors, Physio's, Bowen Therapists or anyone else, to try
to fix Horses.!!!!
- Investigate problems
with Registered Vets, scans, x-rays. nerve blocks but DO NOT
- If things go
wrong with your purchase, DO not get emotional or nasty with the
Seller. Remain reasonable and nice. Ask for them to take the
horse back and give you a refund if you have good and proper
grounds, NOT upon any frivolous change of mind.
- If they refuse,
immediately put the request to them in writing and give them 21
days to pay, take the horse back etc.
- Do not talk to
- Phone calls are
a waste of time and not helpful in Court.
- Stay nice,
write nice, keep it simply, stick to the brief main points.
- Do not get
involved in any personal stuff. It will come back to 'bit you on
the bum' in Court.
gracious, be willing to negotiate, be well mannered, dress well.
- DO NOT
ADDRESS THE DEFENDANT, do not look at the defendant when you are
both standing at the table.
- Keep the
smart faces off yourself, do not make sarcastic comments, stick
to the main points.
ABOUT THE JUDGE
- They are all there to help the
innocent and aggrieved.
- They are all very wise and fair
- They can read your mind and
character as well as that of the defendant.
- They do not like smart asses.
They have seen too many of them already.
- Address them as 'Your Honor' or
at least Sir/Madam.