Our first series of webinars focusing on personal injury litigation relating to animal and equine cases presented by members of our Animals Team.

Each webinar should be of interest to lawyers, claims handlers, case funders and all those who are involved in this area.

All webinars in this series will have a Q&A session after the talk. Each will be recorded and will be available on demand.

Each webinar attracts 1 CPD hours and is accredited by APIL Training.

Webinars in this series

Dog Bites & Dog Strikes

Wednesday, 3 July 2024 | 1 PM to 1:45 PM (45 Minutes)

Presented by Georgina Cursham

  • Section 2(2) Animals Act 1971
  • Negligence
  • Defences
  • Case law
  • Menzies v Doggy Day Care
  • Practitioners’ tips

Quirks of the Animals Act and How to Understand Them

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | 1 PM to 1:45 PM (45 Minutes)

Presented by Georgina Crawford

  • When is a keeper not a keeper?
  • When is harm not in fact likely?
  • Is characteristic behaviour in fact behaviour?
  • The extent of the keeper’s knowledge?

Animals vs Employees: The Animals Act 1971 in Employers’ Liability Claims

Tuesday, 17 July 2024 | 1 PM to 2 PM (1 Hour)

Presented by Kate Longson & Abigail Scott

  • The elements of bringing a claim under the Act and, in particular, s2(2)(c) in an EL context
  • Available s5 defences
  • The interplay between the Animals Act, EL Regulations and the common law
  • Practical, evidential and tactical top tips