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Dangerous Dogs - Breed Specific Legislation

July 16th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

If you are a Twitter user you cannot have failed to notice the tweets about Lennox and Belfast City Council. I do not propose to go into the rights or wrongs of that particular case, simply because I do not have all of the facts (rather than opinions ... continue reading...


Dangerous Dogs Sentencing Guidelines Published

May 15th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Following a 12 week consultation the Sentencing Council is publishing its new definitive guideline on dangerous dog offences. This guideline applies to all offenders aged 18 and over. It applies to all cases that are dealt with on or after 20 August ... continue reading...


Dangerous Dogs - Suspended Destruction Orders

February 28th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

The case of R (Housego) v Canterbury Crown Court [2012] EWHC 255 (Admin) provides a timely reminder of the powers of the Court to make a suspended destruction order when dealing with dangerous dog cases under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. In this cas ... continue reading...


Dogs and the Law

February 2nd, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Recently it seems that not a week has gone by without some negative press reporting about dogs. I am one of the many dog owners in the country - a labrador in case you are interested - and believe that responsible dog ownership is key. All dog owners ... continue reading...


Sentencing Guidelines Consultation - Dangerous Dogs

December 15th, 2011 by Louise Humphreys

The Sentencing Council, the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines for the courts to use when passing sentence, is consulting on guidelines to be applied in cases involving dangerous dogs. The consultation runs until 8 Marc ... continue reading...


Experiencing a nuisance? What can you do?

October 7th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

We all seem to be affected by a nuisance at one time or another, whether that be because of noise, smell, vibration or some other cause. For most people the first port of call is a complaint the local authority. They will then investigate and if they ... continue reading...