Animals and pets

Animals Dog ownership laws

Laws around dog ownership can be difficult to deal with. Dogs are classed as property under the law, despite the emotional attachment owners have towards their four-legged friends.

October 2019 Learn more
Property disputes , Animals Cock-a-doodle…don’t? What the law says about perturbing pets

So where does UK law stand with noisy pets? Damien Field, Legal Adviser at DAS Law explains all.

September 2019 Learn more
Property disputes , Animals What can you do when a flatmate turns into flat hate?

How to deal with housemate drama? Nicole Rogers, legal adviser at DAS Law, tells prospective flatmates what they need to know.

September 2019 Learn more
Animals Why won’t my employer give me a day off to grieve for my dog?

When a student from Glasgow took a day off work to mourn the death of her 14-year-old dog, she lost her job.

August 2019 Learn more
Animals How your dog could get you in trouble with the law

With ‘dangerous dogs’ back in the news, DAS Law’s Sarah Garner tells you what you need to know about a pet owner’s rights and responsibilities.

July 2019 Learn more
Goods and services disputes , Animals What you need to know to buy a puppy responsibly

Larna Mason, legal adviser at DAS Law, gives us the key facts on the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

September 2018 Learn more
Animals Offences and punishments under the Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act 2006 is a piece of legislation which aims to ensure that animals are not mistreated by humans, whether through improper care or sheer cruelty.

April 2018 Learn more
Animals When a dog bites another dog

What can you do if your pet is attacked by someone else’s dog, and what can you expect if your dog harms another?

April 2018 Learn more