Wheldon Law is probably best known for defending dangerous dog cases, but in fact we deal with a wide range of cases involving all kinds of animals from livestock to more exotic creatures.

Over a period of many years, we have also established a network of some of the best expert witnesses available with whom we work closely to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

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Dog Law

As experts in dog law, we have intimate knowledge of this complex area and work closely with an exceptional team of experts to ensure the best possible outcome for owners and their dogs.

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Hunting Offences

The Hunting Act 2004 is the legislation which criminalised the chasing of wild mammals with dogs in England and Wales unless the hunting is exempt

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Wildlife Countryside Offences

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is the primary legislative protection for wildlife in the UK. In recent years, crimes against wild birds have increased and the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Birds receives more than 500 reports of wild bird crime each year.

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Animal Welfare Offences

Defending RSPCA prosecutions can be lengthy and complex. The consequences of being convicted under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 can be very distressing as the courts routinely deprive people of their pets and disqualify them from keeping any animals in the future.


Dangerous Wild Animals

The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 is the legislation which ensures that private individuals who keep wild animals do so in a way that minimises the risk to the public


If you are been charged with, or are under investigation for any animal related offence, please do not hesitate to contact our specialist team of criminal defence solicitors and accredited police station representatives on 01442 242999 or at hello@wheldonlaw.co.uk.