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 2022:

Sunday 20th March at 10am at Taunton

Saturday 2nd April 2022 at 10am at Wellington

Sunday 10th April 2022 at 10.30am at Pebmarsh

Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 10am at Kirklevington

 Sunday 12th June 2022 – 10am – Worcester

Saturday 10th September 2022 at 10am at Llanfoist

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