Injuries Caused by Animals – A Guide for PI Lawyers

22 May 2019, 2:00 pm

Jasmine Murphy speaks at MBL: Injuries Caused by Animals – A Guide for PI

The Animals Act 1971 is notoriously difficult to understand, meaning that many claims come unstuck whether in statements of case, the evidence required and even at trial.

This course is aimed at claimant and defendant personal injury lawyers and will enable you to analyse the various causes of action together with the strengths and weaknesses of cases involving personal injury caused by animals.

This seminar is being held in Cardiff and Manchester.



May 22
2:00pm – 5:15pm

July 3
2:00pm – 5:15pm

This course will cover the following:

Causes of action – trespass to the person, negligence, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability and the Animals Act

The Animals Act 1971

Unpicking the statutory test and how it has been applied in various cases

Defences that defendants can rely upon

Evidence needed to successfully win or defend a case involving animals

Horse riding – a risk sport – but who takes the risk?

What is a ‘dangerous characteristic’ as defined in the Animals Act?

Expert evidence – is it really needed?