Professor Cooper in CAMBRIDGE
Veterinary science with special reference to birds, reptiles & other exotic species • Wildlife • Pathology, gross & microscopic • Forensic work • Laboratory techniques • Tropical diseases • Zoonoses (diseases transmissible from animals to humans) • Animal bites, scratches & venoms • Zoos • Conservation • Animal welfare • Work overseas, especially Africa & Caribbean • RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Pathology
Dr Ellis in LLANWRTYD WELLS
Legal problems in general veterinary practice • Professional negligence & insurance claims • Farm animal & equine medical, surgical, health & husbandry problems • Particular interest in parasitology, growth & nutrition in the horse • Animal welfare & negligence • Particular expertise in Riding Establishments Acts • Experienced in pharmaceutical industry with regard to clinical trials • Considerable court experience
Mr Fairfoull in ABINGDON
Professional negligence • Personal injury • Road traffic accidents • Riding & equestrian sports • Stable operation & management • Horse valuation & sales • Health & safety • Horse breeding & bloodstock issues • Equestrian development • Public & planning inquiries • British Horse Society • Trained in the legal aspects of report writing & giving evidence in court
Mr Turner in LONDON
Experience of pit bulls since 1978 • Police officer 37 years • Dog handler 25 years • Worked with RSPCA, local authorities & other animal welfare organisations • Organises seminars & gives presentations on dangerous dogs to police officers & local authorities • Assessments on dog breed & temperament • Receives instructions from defence & prosecution teams & local authorities • Examined dogs in four high-profile cases
Dr Robson in LONDON
Small animal forensic veterinary medicine & surgery, including cruelty & neglect cases of cats, dogs, small mammals & birds • Dangerous dogs & their control • Practising veterinary surgeon for over 35 years • Considerable experience with the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 & the Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Regularly giving evidence in cases brought by the police & other prosecuting authorities • Human deaths & injuries involving dogs
Mr McIver in BLANDFORD FORUM
All matters relating to the training, care & operational deployment of general purpose police dogs, & specialist search dogs used for the detection of explosives, drugs, currency & weapons • The training, care & deployment of firearms support dogs • Selection & behavioural traits of dogs deemed suitable for police work • The deployment of a police dog in relation to the use of force • Providing dog behaviour advice ...
Dr Forsyth in YORK
Veterinary medicine & surgery as a general practitioner • Farm animals & domestic pets • Certificate holder in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law • Casualty Veterinary Surgeon at Beverley, Redcar & Doncaster racecourses • Official Veterinary Surgeon acting in abattoirs for meat hygiene & veterinary public health, & animal welfare from farm to abattoir • Equine matters pertaining to performance horses, racehorses, eventers, show jumpers • Transport of animals • Veterinary negligence
Mr Robinson in UPPINGHAM
All matters relating to wild or captive birds (including gamebirds), their parts or derivatives, in the UK & elsewhere • Includes: • Population surveys • Habitat management & destruction issues & population enhancement • Bird-human conflict issues • Cruelty to wild or captive birds • Legislative controls & resultant civil or criminal disputes, e.g. possession of birds, eggs, skins, etc. • UK & international trade controls • Former Head of RSPB Investigations • Extensive courtroom experience in England, Scotland, ...
Dr Kold in TETBURY
Special expertise in diagnostic & surgical orthopaedics, including diagnostic imaging (radiography, ultrasonography), & prior-to-purchase examination disputes ...
Mr Barnett in FARTHINGSTONE
Expert evidence on dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 both for type & behaviour • Behavioural assessments on dogs seized by police as dangerously out of control • Expert evidence given in animal welfare & livestock worrying cases • Have multi-agency working experience with RSPCA, local authorities & animal welfare organisations • Have presented seminars to various groups & professional bodies including veterinary professionals, police officers, local authority officers & charitable bodies • ...
Dr Davidson in EPSOM
Forensic veterinary medicine & surgery in cases involving injury, neglect & cruelty particularly in the following species: • Dogs, cats, small pets such as rabbits, small rodents, caged birds, pigeons • Forensic matters involving injuries to persons from animals, including confirmation of identity of animals involved & the linking of human injuries to particular animals • Forensic behavioural evidence particularly relating to dogs, cats & horses • Dangerous dogs, including identification of the types proscribed ...
Dr Bailey in COOKSTOWN
Veterinary medicine & veterinary surgery of: • Cats • Cattle • Dogs • Farm animals • Horses • Sheep • Small animals • Forensic medicine • Veterinary nursing • Veterinary pharmacology • Veterinary pharmacogenetics • Animal by-product regulations • TB testing & movement • Veterinary toxicology • Veterinary practice • Veterinary practice drug testing • Veterinary blood splatter • Veterinary ballistics • Veterinary bioterrorism • Animal hair • Veterinary feather identification • Veterinary document examination • Veterinary crime scene • ...
Ms Connolly in MANCHESTER
30+ years' experience in dog behaviour & training, & temperament assessments • More than 50 court appearances as an expert witness • Good working relationships with many police forces • Dangerous Dogs Act • Dog chasing livestock • Dog assessments for child adoption • Welfare cases Used by many TV & media outlets as an expert for interviews & quotes • Training & behaviour adviser to Pet Education Trust & founder of Parent Pet Club • Solicitor recommendations available ...
Mrs Baslington-Davies in HIGH PEAK
I can provide expert witness services in cases under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 'Dangerously out of control'. This includes assessment of all the circumstances leading up to an injury by a dog, examining the roles played by dog and victim. It includes an assessment of the dog and the home environment, preparation of a written report and video and photographic assessment.
Dr Bennett in HUNTINGDON
All aspects of companion animal veterinary medicine & surgery, including: • Orthopaedics • Diagnostic imaging • Reproductive medicine & surgery • Endocrinology • Urogenital medicine & surgery • Avian medicine & surgery • Cruelty cases
Ms Taylor in BANBURY
Expert in horse behaviour, training of horse & rider, competitions, health & safety, best practice, buying & selling, & valuations • Specialising in the Animal Act & negligence cases • Split ~50:50 claimant:defendant • Have trial experience • Have been instructed by a wide range of solicitors • Competed for GB • Fellow of British Horse Society • International judge
Dr Dyson in NEWMARKET
Equine veterinary medicine & surgery (special expertise in lameness & orthopaedics, including diagnostic imaging - radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy & magnetic resonance imaging) • Pre-purchase examination disputes • Equine behaviour problems, including rider injury related to an allegedly dangerous horse
Mr Ryan in CARLISLE
Canine behaviour & training • Police dog handling & training • National Police Dog Assessment Model • Companion animal behaviour problems • Dangerous dogs legislation • Dog assessment • Dog bites • Accredited Police Explosives Search Dog Instructor awarded by Home Office 19 July 1996 • Accredited Police Dog Instructor awarded by Home Office 6 March 1992 • Accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour • Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors • Animal Behaviour Training Council ...
Dr Marsden in BIGGAR
Causes of riding & horse-related accidents • All aspects of safety when riding, training or working with horses • Factors affecting horse behaviour, in particular causation of 'misbehaviour', including 'stable-vices' & all riding, handling & performance problems • Adequacy of all aspects of husbandry, housing, stable management, handling, riding techniques, training methods & instruction
Mr Hallows in MALPAS
Bryan Hallows is an experienced veterinary expert witness • Experience of civil & criminal cases, magistrates' & crown courts, as well as single joint expert reports • Of particular interest are welfare cases (all species), equine clinical appraisals & equine pre-purchase examinations • Experienced as a commercial mediator (veterinary & non-veterinary) • Bryan will discuss potential cases informally ...
Dr McBride in SOUTHAMPTON
Animal behaviour & welfare • Behaviour & temperament assessment of dogs • Aspects of dog behaviour in general • The human-animal bond • Attitudes to animals • Animals in human housing • Role of animals for physical & emotional health of humans of many groups, e.g. elderly, children • Companion animal welfare • Senior lecturer in animal behaviour, human-animal interactions & companion animal behaviour counselling • Member of Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors • UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists • Dog ...
Mr Scull in ELLESMERE
Former professional gamekeeper & Head of Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management, British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) • Expertise in legal & illegal traps & trapping • Gamekeeping, game & wildlife management • Poaching of game, deer & fish • Sporting shooting, safety, competence, firearms usage & compliance with best practice • Shooting accidents • Pest & predator control • Hunting with hounds, terriers & coursing dogs • Conflict resolution between public & game shooting activities
Ms Cowell in CHERTSEY
Causes of riding & horse-related accidents • Factors affecting horse behaviour, in particular causation of 'mis-behaviour', including 'stable vices' & all ridden, handling & performance problems • All aspects of safety when riding, training & working with horses • Adequacy of all aspects of housing, stable management, handling, teaching, training, riding techniques, instruction
Miss Owen in NEWTON ABBOT
BA - Professional Practice, Dog Behaviour & Training • Experienced in The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 • Examination of dog for type & temperament • Full Member of Canine & Feline Behaviour Association • Member of Guild of Dog Trainers • Runs private behaviour consultancy
Dr d'Sa in ALTON
Criminal & civil proceedings for both defence & prosecution cases • Dog behaviour/training & breed identification, including prohibited breeds • Dangerous dogs legislation • Police Dog Legislation Officer (DLO) training • Dog behaviourist for the Metropolitan Police Service Status Dogs Unit • Dog bites • Human fatalities involving dogs • Cat behaviour • Animal behaviour (mammals & birds) • Animal welfare & protection • Animal-related environmental matters • Animal boarding establishments - licensing matters • Animal ...