Current as of: 11:10 on 18/03/2020 The following information provides outline guidance on...
1COR barristers represent the RSPCA in criminal prosecutions, judicial review claims and all other areas in which issues relating to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the other key areas of animal welfare legislation arise.
Areas covered include:
- Prosecutions for causing unnecessary suffering to protected animals
- Breach of duty prosecutions
- Organised animal fighting prosecutions
- Multi-animal prosecutions, including ‘puppy farming’ cases
- Hunting Act 2004 prosecutions
- Judicial Review proceedings relating to the interpretation of animal welfare legislation
1COR acts principally for the RSPCA in matters of animal welfare, but also receives instructions from local authorities to prosecute animal welfare allegations.
1COR has a long history of acting in both specialist crime and disciplinary/regulatory proceedings, in which areas there is a considerable overlap, with barristers at all levels of seniority appearing before the criminal courts, the GMC, the NMC, and the RCVS Disciplinary Committee in cases involving serious professional misconduct by veterinary surgeons.
For information on our team based in London, please click here.
COVID-19 Outbreak – Information for Clients - Mar 2020
Sophie Evans appointed as a Level 3 CPS Prosecutor - Jan 2020
Appeal dismissed for vegan activist convicted of spitting at a woman - Dec 2019
Sophie Evans Successful in Winchester RSPCA Appeal - Dec 2019
Open for Business! 1COR’s Richard Ager supports the University of Brighton’s Legal Clinic launch - Dec 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
Sophie Evans Prosecutes in Dog Cruelty Case - Aug 2019
Kate Richmond successful in appeal for charity regarding dog ownership - Aug 2018
Sussex Dairy Farmer sentenced in case prosecuted by Jeremy Cave - Mar 2017
Edward Hand prosecutes horse-slash threat blackmail - Mar 2017
Francesca Lewington successful for RPSCA in prosecution of multiple horse neglect case - May 2016
Francesca Lewington successful in RSPCA prosecutions - Dec 2015
Christine Henson prosecutes for the RSPCA in the case of a malnourished dog - Aug 2012