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Can a landowner insist that dogs are kept on leads when walking
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We have put up an 8ft fence our side of the boundary between
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For 45 years ( man & boy ) i and many others have been able
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I own a 80 acre woodland of which the mod used years ago. it
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Hi We live at the approach to a farm on a public footpath
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This queston relates to DOGS in the UK. I have an ongoing
This queston relates to DOGS in the UK. I have an ongoing set of issues with my next door neighbours. Things have fallen past any hope of mediation and I now need to use the law to put them into their… read more
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My 4 yo mainly flatcoat retriever x, attacked and killed 2
My 4 yo mainly flatcoat retriever x, attacked and killed 2 sheep. We were walking on a public footpath across an arable farm where we had walked many times before. My dog was off the lead having just … read more
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Does a farmers under English law have a legal responsibility
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My mum always walks our dog through the fields near our house.
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A barbed wire fence erected by a farmer, to boarder his lane
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i hope u can help, on saturday myself and my husband were working
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My dog was bitten by another dog. My dog is a 7 month old
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Dear Sir, We purchased land and a stable yard in our village
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whilst out walking our dog yesterday a german shephard off the lead circled our pet dog and bite him .We took the couples details and were advised to take him for treatment.He sustained a wound off 2 … read more
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My land includes a right of way and cycle path, (which in itself
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