Dangerous Dogs

The law surrounding dangerous dogs and dogs causing injury is complex and requires specialist representation.

Prosecutions can result in a dog being destroyed, a control order being made, the owner being fined or prevented from keeping a dog in the future and in some cases a criminal sentence. 

Our Business Crime Team has a track record of successfully defending these cases whether it’s a criminal prosecution under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 or a civil complaint to the Magistrates under the Dogs Act 1871. We also have significant experience in representing farmers and dog owners within the context of dogs terrorising livestock, farm animals and the associated shotgun offences.

Should you become involved in a criminal prosecution we think creatively about all options available. We recognize that the best results can often be achieved by negotiation with the authorities. This may avoid prosecution altogether.

Where there is no scope for negotiation we have many years experience successfully defending our clients from criminal prosecution. We can help you if:

  • you have been arrested
  • the authorities want to speak with you or interview you about an investigation
  • you think you may be prosecuted for a criminal offence
  • you have been charged with a criminal offence.

Whether for you personally or for your business and regardless of the issues, we will take pride in fiercely guarding your interests and protecting you.

Robert James
Associate Solicitor
Bristol
0117 3749614
Russell Reeves
Partner
Bristol
0117 930 9598
07766 514696

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