Seminars & Webinars

Doglaw: What every responsible dog owner needs to know*

Presented by Solicitor Trevor Cooper, this seminar is a wide ranging mix of legal issues that are important to dog owners, including:

  • rights and responsibilities when buying and selling dogs
  • liability (both civil and criminal) for dogs that harm people and animals
  • identification requirements / the legal implications of microchipping
  • noise nuisance
  • Public Spaces Protection Orders
  • Community Protection Notices
  • Breed Specific Legislation
  • cruelty / Duty of Care
  • and much, much more!

These are aimed at entertaining the audience as well as to inform and the feedback we receive from these talks is consistently positive. No prior legal knowledge is required so come along and learn!!

Dates & Venues

See our map for your nearest seminar/date – the Doglaw Seminars are indicated with a .

  • Sunday 21st January 2018 – 10.30am – Solihull, West Midlands
  • Saturday 27th January 2018 – 1.00pm – Flaunden, Hertfordshire
  • Saturday 3rd February 2018 – 10.30am – Wigan, Lancashire
  • Saturday 10th February 2018 – 1.00pm – Honiton, Devon
  • Sunday 25th February 2018 – 10.30am – Habrough, North Lincolnshire
  • Sunday 4th March 2018 – 10.30am – Billericay, Essex
  • Sunday 18th March 2018 – 11.00am – Washington, Tyne & Wear
  • Sunday 25th March 2018 – 11.00am – Chelveston, Northamptonshire
  • Saturday 7th April 2018 – 10.00am – Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 – 2.00pm – Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  • Sunday 20th May 2018 – 10.30am – Little Hadham (Ware), Hertfordshire
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018 – 11.00am – Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Sunday 15th July 2018 – 10.30am – North Elmsall, West Yorkshire

Tickets cost £20 per person (Doglaw SOS Members qualify for the discounted rate of £15 per person**).

To book:
1. Purchase online here  

2. Call 0800 999 3647 – all major Debit/Credit Cards accepted

3. Doglaw SOS Members should call Freephone 0800 999 3647 in order to take advantage of their Doglaw SOS discount.

Doglaw for Professionals: Update on Dangerous Dogs*

Presented by Solicitor Trevor Cooper, this seminar will address:

Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (which applies to any dog that is dangerously out of control), including

  • When is a dog ‘dangerously out of control’
  • Extension of the Act so it applies anywhere
  • When the Householder Case defence applies
  • What is an assistance dog
  • Impact of the Robinson-Pierre case
  • Power of seizure
  • Sentencing powers
  • The 2016 Sentencing Guidelines

Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (which deals with proscribed dogs such as the pit bull terrier type)

  • What dogs does the Act apply to?
  • The 2015 Exemption Scheme conditions
  • When can a dog be exempted
  • Interim Exemption Scheme (‘bail’)
  • When can keepership lawfully change for (a) exempted dogs and (b) non exempted dogs, having regard to both the Sandhu and Stella cases.
  • Implications of breach of the exemption scheme conditions
  • Options for Councils with stray pit bull types

Section 2 of the Dogs Act 1871

  • When does it apply
  • What orders are available

Section 1 of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953

  • When does it apply
  • What orders are available

Dates & Venues
See our map for dates and venues, the Professional Seminars are indicated by this symbol .

  • Saturday 21st April 2018 – 10.30am – Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Saturday 16th June 2018 – 2.00pm – Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
  • Saturday 30th June 2018 – 2.00pm – Welham Green, Hertfordshire
  • Saturday 4th August 2018 – 2.00pm – Wrexham, North Wales

Tickets cost £75 per person (Doglaw SOS Members qualify for the discounted rate of £56.25 per person**).

To book:

1. Purchase online here  
2. Call 0800 999 3647 – all major Debit/Credit Cards accepted
3. Doglaw SOS Members should call Freephone 0800 999 3647 in order to take advantage of their Doglaw SOS discount.

Doglaw and Professional Seminar Venues in England & Wales

Click on the symbol for details of location and date.

 

Doglaw: Webinars

LIVE webinars in January 2018 with Doglaw Solicitor Trevor Cooper

Trevor will be presenting more of his c.1 hour webinars during January in his customary informal and informative style!  He will also aim, time permitting to include a Q&A session at the end of each of the webinars.

There will be another opportunity to take part in the webinar on Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 – this will be held on Friday 12th January at 11.00am

 

Then we’re offering two opportunities to take part in a live webinar on Breed Specific Legislation – Thursday 25th January at 6.00pm & Friday 25th January at 11.00am.

At only £10 per person treat yourself to a New Year present!

We shall be offering additional live webinars on other Doglaw subjects during 2018 – watch this space!

To book your place:

1. Purchase online here  

2. Call 0800 999 3647 – all major Debit/Credit Cards accepted

3. Doglaw SOS Members should call Freephone 0800 999 3647 in order to take advantage of their Doglaw SOS discount.

Understanding your dog: Why dogs behave as they do*

Presented by dog trainer and behaviourist Carolyn Menteith, this is a fascinating seminar which includes:

  • why all dogs are different
  • how dogs learn
  • training your dog and resolving behaviour problems
  • how to improve your relationship with your dog

1. Purchase online here  

2. Call 0800 999 3647 – all major Debit/Credit Cards accepted

3. Doglaw SOS Members should call Freephone 0800 999 3647 in order to take advantage of their Doglaw SOS discount.

ATTENTION Dog Clubs & other Dog Organisations

If you would like to host a seminar with Trevor Cooper or Carolyn Menteith, we are taking bookings for 2018. They are held during an evening or at a weekend and will last c3 ½ hours (Carolyn’s seminar is slightly shorter). If you would like to know more about these talks, click here for Trevor’s seminar or here for Carolyn’s seminar, or email info@doglaw.co.uk or call us on 0800 999 3647.

Terms & Conditions for Seminars

  1. Doglaw Limited (Company Registration No 06983617) reserves the right to vary or cancel a seminar and can accept no liability if, for whatever reason, a seminar does not take place.
  2. If you need to cancel your booking no refund will be provided unless written notice is received by Doglaw Limited no less than 10 working days before the seminar is due to take place.
  3. Doglaw Limited cannot accept liability for breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any loss or consequential loss occasioned by anyone acting, omitting to act or refraining from acting in reliance on the presentation of the seminar.
  4. The seminar solely relates to the law in England and Wales.
  5. The registered office of Doglaw Limited is at The Old Boiler House, Menzies Road, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 2HQ.