Author Archives: Dr Jonathan Glen Merritt

About Dr Jonathan Glen Merritt

Senior Lecturer in Sports Law and Criminal Justice, and a member of the Sports Law Unit at Leicester De Montfort University School of Law, UK. PhD in Equine sports law governance, especially disciplinary structures. Also competing as an owner and rider with British Dressage. Obviously all views expressed are author's alone except where a guest author has contributed.

Horses in Culture, Society and the Law Conference 19th September 2018 – Call for Papers, Extended Deadline!

We have had some interesting work in to consider for our panel at the Second Annual Conference at the University of Buckingham this year. To make the themes as varied as possible however, we have decided to extend the deadline … Continue reading

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‘Rogue one’…well I’ve been called worse…

Way back in December 2015 I posted a few thoughts about the rise of cloning in equine sports and the regulatory or legal problems that might cause. That was a strand of my PhD research back then, a bit ‘out … Continue reading

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Call for Papers, 2018 ‘Horses in Culture, Society and Law’ Conference

The Call for Papers for the 2018 session of this exciting multi-disciplinary equine conference is available by clicking on the Conference ‘tab’ above or click here.

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Confirmed – 2018 Conference is to be at the University of Buckingham!

The second annual ‘Horses in Society, Culture and the Law’ Conference will be held in September 2018 at the University of Buckingham, UK.  More details are available on the conference page (top right tab above).  Dr Sarah Sargent and I … Continue reading

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Delighted to be hosting the ‘Horses in Culture, Society and Law’ Conference on this website.

Following on from the success of this year’s ‘Horses, Society and the Law: Past, Present and Future’ Conference on 11th April 2017 at De Montfort University,  Leicester, UK, we’ve decided to make this an annual event.  The name change reflects … Continue reading

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‘Horses for Courses’, The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre giving ex-racers a second career.

I haven’t been online for a while again and I’m still blaming the PhD! I have yet more corrections to do but thankfully only minor ones, by mid October. After that I hope to be providing more regular posts. This … Continue reading

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‘May’ I mention foxhunting?

 So I haven’t posted for the longest time, but in my defence I’ve had PhD corrections to do and without a shadow of a doubt that’s made this last year of teaching the toughest in my 21 year career in … Continue reading

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