1COR is in the unique position of being a preferred set of the RSPCA.

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.

Brighton Team

Rowan Jenkins work for the RSPCA has involved a number of their most important public law cases involving statutory interpretation.

Jeremy Cave regularly conducts prosecutions for animal charities and local authorities. He was instructed for the RSPCA in the landmark prosecution of the Heythrop Hunt and its members which concluded in 2012. He has since been instructed in a number of other fox hunting prosecutions that he has carried out alongside a more general animal welfare practice.

Kriston Berlevy is well versed at handling animal welfare prosecutions for local authorities and animal charities.

Sophie Evans uses her knowledge of regulatory law when instructed in animal welfare prosecutions.

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