Doglaw Seminars


This popular seminar is a wide-ranging mix of legal issues that are important to dog owners, including responsibilities when buying and selling dogs, liability (both civil and criminal) for dogs that harm people and animals and much more. Scroll down for a full list of the likely topics that will be included.

The talk is presented by specialist Doglaw Solicitor Trevor Cooper and lasts up to 3½ hours. The cost is £20 per person and you will be sent a Certificate of Attendance as a pdf to confirm that you attended. To book your place by debit/credit card click here or give us a ring on 0800 999 3647 during normal office hours.

No prior legal knowledge is necessary. The seminar is intended to inform and well as entertain. So come along and be prepared to learn but have a giggle along the way.

Current schedule of talks for 2021:

Sunday 12th September at 10.30am at Sandbach

Saturday 18th September at 10am at Milton Keynes
Saturday 9th October at 10.30am at Rochester

Saturday 23rd October at 10am at Chippenham
Sunday 31st October at 10am at Elham
Sunday 21st November at 10.30am at Naseby

New talks are added frequently so please check back if there is nothing in
your area at present. If you would like to host a talk with us on a weekend
between September and July 2022 please call us on 0800 999 3647 or email

are likely to include the law in England & Wales relating to:-

Stray dogs


Collar & tag

An overview of new developments

Dangerous dogs (incl dogs that are dangerous to people + animals)

Breed Specific Legislation

Public Spaces Protection Orders

Community Protection Notices

Noise Nuisance

Duty of Care


Buying and selling dogs (+ enforceability of contracts)

Ownership disputes

An overview of licensing for some commercial activities

Civil liability for the actions of your dog

NB  Content is liable to change