Injuries Caused by Animals - A Guide for PI Lawyers
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.
What You Will Learn
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?
2:00pm - 5:15pm
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