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Sometimes our pets let us down and owners find themselves liable to prosecution because of their behaviour. We are able to offer legal advice and recommend solicitors experienced in dog law.

The UK’s Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) was introduced to eliminate Pit Bull Terriers. The Section 3 provisions apply to dogs that are dangerously out of control, which can be a matter of fact or opinion which can only be resolved by expert evidence from the likes of Dr Mugford. The science of behaviour is respected in the courtroom and it is widely accepted that euthanasia is no longer the only outcome to a dog’s misconduct.

Dr Mugford and our other associates are renowned amongst the legal profession and have developed a knowledge and reputation as expert witnesses on animal law.

Even the most responsible of owners can face civil complaints over their pet’s misdemeanours and be liable to prosecution for barking, injury to people or damage to property. You may be eligible for legal aid under such unfortunate circumstances, or the costs of a defence may be borne by your household or pet insurance policy.

If you do face a criminal or civil prosecution, you will need help from a solicitor who is experienced in dog law. For details of solicitors who we know are able to give informed advice, please see our recommended solicitors below.

Recommended Solicitors

Each of the solicitors we recommend are highly experienced in dog law and frequently instruct our experts to provide evidence for the Courts.

Tina Wagon at Wheldon Law:

Tel: 01442 242 999


Trevor Cooper at Cooper & Co:


Or you can call the Dog Law Advice Line for information on all aspects of dog law on 0906 515 1108 (lines are open from 7.30pm – 9.00pm Monday to Thursday and calls are charged at £1.50 per minute)

If you would like to contact us about your situation or for advice, please fill out the form below or call 01932 574293