Sharing our expertise

A-law runs events across the UK which promote discussion about animal law and provide networking opportunities and low cost training to animal welfare charities and NGO's. Our training events are discounted for A-law members and a number of student places are usually available.

Second Conference on Animal Law, Ethics and Policy

10-11 September 2019, LJMU School of Law

For the second time, LJMU's School of Law and A-law will co-host a conference on Animal Law, Ethics and Policy. The two day conference aims to bring to together leading animal law academics, practitioners in the field of animal welfare and students to share ideas and develop networks in this fast developing area of law. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Date TBC, central London venue

Strategic litigation has played a vitally important role in securing environmental protections. This seminar looks at what benefits can be achieved for animals, how public law can be used to obtain transparency about animal use, potential costs liabilities and the developing use of Crowdfunding to raise funds for legal campaigns and test litigation.

You will be able to purchase tickets for the event from this page soon.

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Past Events


Data protection law reform, including GDPR – 10th October 2017

Are you ready for the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

During this seminar, Alan Bates (barrister) and Louise Boyes (solicitor) considered the new data protection laws and how charities and campaign groups will need to adapt their privacy and data policies.

This easy to access seminar included guidance about the new law, including the latest from the ICO, what data will be covered and the impact on fundraising, marketing and investigations. There was an opportunity for questions and discussion.


Animal Law, Ethics and Legal Education Conference - 5 September 2017

On 5th September 2017 A-law co-hosted a full day conference with Liverpool John Moore's University. The conference focused on:

  • Examining the interface of law, ethics and the developing academic discipline of animal law in the UK and elsewhere;
  • Exploring how ethics affect the practical implementation of policy and law;
  • Sharing good practice in the teaching and scholarship of animal law and ethics including experience in setting up and running such courses; and,
  • Exploring the animal welfare implications of Brexit.

We were pleased to welcome a wide range of practitioners, students and speakers. Click the link below to download conference materials.


Student Careers Afternoon - 13 January 2017

On Friday 13th January, A-law's Student Group hosted its first Careers Afternoon for students, the first event of its kind in the UK.

The event was well attended by students from various disciplines, including law and veterinary science. We were thrilled to welcome a wide range of guest speakers to address our audience, including lawyers, academics and charity professionals.

To find out more about the event, click the link below.


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