Animals Act

18-December-2013

Q: What kind of groom is deemed to accept risk of injury?  A: a self-employed one   The courts deal with a steady trickle of claims by unfortunate riders who have been injured riding someone else’s horse and have sued for…


15-February-2013

My previous blogs on dangerous dogs and horses have attracted a few questions.  The law differs according to whether a dog is merely out of control or actually attacks, whether this happens in a public place or on private property,…


6-March-2012

The Animals Act 1971 is back in the news after the decision in Kara Goldsmith v Robert Patchcott in which Ms Goldsmith sued Mr Patchcott for injuries she suffered when she was bucked off a horse which was in his…