Bristol man Attila Kovacs admits selling smuggled puppies – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in community service, dogs, HM Revenue & Customs, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who admitted selling illegally imported puppies has been given a 200-hour community order.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Five new laws coming in today and how they will affect you – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2016 in banking, capital gains tax, dogs, interest, news, pensions, visas by sally

‘Following the introduction of the National Living Wage and unwelcome increases to council tax, today sees another wave of new laws come into force in the UK.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2016

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Thousands of dog owners risk fines as microchip law comes into force – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in dogs, electronic monitoring, fines, news by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of dog owners risk being fined for failing to microchip their pets, as a new law comes into force making it compulsory.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2016

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Ten new laws that come into force in April 2016 – and how they affect you – The Independent

‘April 2016 is a month of big changes for people living and working in the UK. A number of new laws and policies are coming into force, affecting just about everyone from public sector workers to dog owners. Here’s what the new laws could mean for you.’

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The Independent, 3rd April 2016

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Nearly Legal

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in appeals, dogs, families, landlord & tenant, news, nuisance by sally

‘Neighbour nuisance. These are often difficult and indeed expensive cases. And always there are those affected who believe that a landlord is liable for their tenant’s nuisance (which they just aren’t, save for the extremely rare case in which the landlord has participated in or, by letting the property authorised their tenant’s nuisance – Lawrence v. Fen Tigers Ltd (No. 2) [2014] UKSC 46, [2015] AC 106,).’

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Nearly Legal, 20th March 2016

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Sentencing Council launches new revised definitive guideline for sentencing dangerous dog offences – Sentencing Council

Posted March 17th, 2016 in community service, dogs, fines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published a revised guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentencing of dangerous dog offences. The new guideline, which has been issued following a public consultation, will come into effect on 1 July 2016.’

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Sentencing Council, 17th March 2016

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Man jailed after his bulldog savaged and killed his grandmother – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2015 in dogs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after his bulldog killed his grandmother in a vicious attack.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2015

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Owners of dog which barked 43 times a minute fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2015 in dogs, fines, news, noise, nuisance by sally

‘The owners of a dog which barked 43 times a minute for 20 minutes have been fined.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2015

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Owner of dog that killed baby girl is jailed for possessing dangerous animal – The Guardian

‘Th owner of a dog that mauled an 11-month-old girl to death has been jailed for 18 weeks after being found guilty of possessing a dangerous animal.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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Dog walkers who don’t clean up their pet’s mess to face £100 fine – The Independent

‘Under a new law designed to tackle Britain’s dog poo problem, owners caught without a poop scooping bag will be fined £100.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2015

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Dangerous dog offences guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted March 17th, 2015 in dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Sentencing Council issued a dangerous dog offences guideline in August 2012. In May 2014 amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 were enacted through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which made such substantial changes to the offence and the maximum penalties that the Council considered it would be appropriate to revise comprehensively the existing guideline.

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Sentencing Council, 17th March 2015

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Dangerous dogs sentencing consultation begins – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2015 in consultations, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘People who breed dogs to be aggressive or used as weapons could be among those most severely punished under new dangerous dog sentencing guidelines. ‘

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Merseyside dangerous dog raids: Police acted ‘unlawfully’ – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2014 in compensation, dogs, judicial review, news, police by sally

‘A police crackdown that saw 22 dangerous dogs rounded up and destroyed across Merseyside was “unlawful”, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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‘Dog sat on my accelerator’ speeding driver is jailed – BBC News

‘A driver who claimed his excessive speed during a police chase was due to his dog sitting on the accelerator pedal has been jailed for 13 months.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2014

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Nottingham dog owner banned after pet attacked woman – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in animals, compensation, dogs, news, sentencing, supervision orders, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman has been banned from owning animals for life after her dog mauled her pregnant friend, tearing off part of her lip and almost killing her.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2014

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Phasing in new legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The major piece of criminal law legislation for 2014 is the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. It has been brought gradually into force throughout the year.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2014

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Jade Anderson inquest: Coroner calls for dog licences – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2014 in children, coroners, dogs, homicide, inquests, licensing, negligence, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A coroner has criticised dangerous dog laws and called for dog licences to be reintroduced after a 14-year-old girl was savaged to death.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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New dog laws: What pet owners need to know from today – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2014 in complaints, dogs, fines, injunctions, local government, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘A breakdown of the new legal powers police have to help prevent dog attacks.’

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Daily Telegraph,

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Dangerous dogs: tough new law to help prevent attacks – Home Office

Posted October 17th, 2014 in complaints, dogs, fines, local government, police, press releases, prosecutions by tracey

‘Tough new legal powers to help prevent thousands of dog attacks every year will be given to police forces and local authorities from Monday 20 October.’

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Home Office, 17th October 2014

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New laws needed for tug-of-love dogs, says divorce expert – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2014 in custody, dispute resolution, divorce, dogs, news by sally

‘For centuries, the dog has held the title of man’s best friend, but what happens when the same animal is also the woman’s best friend? A legal academic has called for the UK to revolutionise the way in which pets are treated in divorce custody battles.’

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The Independent, 29th June 2014

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