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11 Aug 2019

Seahorse Trust granted permission to bring judicial review of decision to allow drilling for oil in Poole bay

The Seahorse Trust has been granted permission by a High Court Judge to proceed to a full hearing on the merits of its application for judicial review. The group has asked the court to review the lawfulness of a decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to allow Corallian Energy to extend a licence to drill for oil in Poole Bay, Dorset, reportedly only six km from Studland Bay, an important nature reserve. The decision […]

08 Jul 2019

a-law offers subsidised student places for the second conference on animal law, ethcis & policy

The UK Centre for Animal Law (A-law) and Liverpool John Moores University are proud to host their second Animal Law, Ethics and Policy Conference 2019. The conference will take place over two days at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool on September 10th and 11th. We are very pleased to make available 65 free student tickets (subject to a £5.00 registration fee and limited to one per person) for this two-day conference. This heavily discounted rate has been made possible […]

24 Jun 2019

A-law joins Calls for longer prison sentences for animal abusers

The UK Centre for Animal Law has joined calls on the Government to stand by its repeated promise to increase prison sentences for animal cruelty. Our chairperson, Paula Sparks, was at 10 Downing Street today (Monday 24 June) with animal welfare groups to meet the Prime Minister’s environment adviser, Lord Randall, to call for the Government to act. The 11 organisations at the meeting in 10 Downing Street were represented by: Claire Horton, Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home […]

23 Jun 2019

EVENT: ‘USING THE LAW TO HELP ANIMALS’, 1ST AUGUST 2019

A-law is pleased to announce it will be hosting an evening event on 1st August 2019 on the subject of ‘Using the Law to Help Animals’. As part of the event, we are welcoming special guest, Michelle Richner, from Tier im Recht (TIR) Switzerland, to discuss her impactful work. Which will be followed up by a panel discussion including Edie Bowles and Paula Sparks, on how we can use the law to help animals. Tier im Recht (TIR) has been […]