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Monthly Archives: March 2015

26 Mar 2015

Sentencing Council consultation on guidelines for dangerous dog offences

26 March 2015 The Sentencing Council is consulting on a comprehensive revision of the guidelines for dangerous dog offences. The consultation comes in response to the substantial amendments made to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, enacted in May 2014 through ss.106 and 107 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The amendments to the legislation include increased maximum penalties for dangerous dog offences and the introduction of the new offence of attacks on an assistance dog. The substantial […]

26 Mar 2015

Enforcement – the conundrum at the heart of animal welfare policy?

‘The independent review of the prosecution activity of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ by Stephen Wooler CB Monday 27 April 2015 at 6pm, at Doughty Street Chambers, London ALAW is pleased to host this seminar and discussion around the enforcement regime for animal cruelty offences, including an in-depth look at the Wooler review. Mike Radford will discuss the implications of the review, the RSPCA’s response and the possible landscape for the future prosecution of animal cruelty […]