I would like to thank you very much for all your help and advice, and for the professional and efficient way that you worked on my case. I am also very grateful to you for explaining the procedures in a way that I could understand.
Dog owners beware!
Thu 15th Dec 2011 Personal injury
I heard on the news this morning that a consultation has been launched with regard to dogs acting out of control. I understand that at the centre of the consultation is the dog owner's responsibility. The suggestion is that a jail sentence is the appropriate penalty for owners who fail to control their dogs and thereby fail to act responsibly.
interesting thing is that this consultation does not just relate to specific
breeds, i.e. dangerous breeds, but to all dogs that deemed to be out of
I know there are always two sides to a story and I, myself, am a lover of man's best friend. But I also act for a client who was recently injured as a result of a dog slipping its lead and attacking her own dog. She got in the way. The dog in question had a history.
Dogs are dogs. They are animals. But just like we know the character of our children, we also know the character of our animals. We can all enjoy our pets, but it is up to us to be responsible for their behaviour.
I am not sure that a jail sentence is the appropriate penalty, but then again, perhaps it will make the minority of irresponsible owners think twice.
Litigation Executive - Personal Injury team
Would you like us to call you back?
Call us between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or use the enquiry form outside office hours
Or call us on 0844 620 6600