Mr Edmondson in SHEPTON MALLET
40 years in farm animal veterinary practice • Cardiff University Expert Witness • Excellent communication skills • Ability to explain complex technical issues in layman's terms • Author of textbooks • Regular contributor to veterinary & farming journals Cattle diseases • Personal injury claims • Accidents • Fertility • Milk quality & mastitis • Milking machines • Herd management & husbandry • Professional negligence • Antibiotic residues
Mr Foster in HIGHBRIDGE
Qualified canine behaviourist • Assessment of dogs suspected of being 'dangerous dogs' under Section 3 DDA 1991 and for 'type' assessment for dogs suspected of being prohibited under Section 1 of the Act • Assessment of dogs involved in cruelty cases both for defence and prosecuting authorities • Clients include Police and CPS services throughout the UK, local authorities, private solicitors, RSPCA • Highly experienced in giving expert evidence in both magistrates' and crown courts, including appeal courts
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
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 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
Mr Blowey in GLOUCESTER
50 years in farm animal veterinary practice • Author of range of text books & original research papers on animal health for both farm & vet readership • Welfare of cattle, sheep, pigs & chickens • Transport of cattle, sheep & pigs • Mastitis in cattle • Lameness in cattle • Milk quality & milk hygiene • Director of Gloucester Veterinary Consultancy Ltd
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 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 40 years • Considerable experience with the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 & the Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Regularly giving evidence in civil & criminal cases • Human deaths & injuries involving dogs
Dr Kold in TETBURY
Special expertise in diagnostic & surgical orthopaedics, including diagnostic imaging (radiography, ultrasonography), & prior-to-purchase examination disputes...
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 • Behaviour expert for the MPS & many other UK police constabularies • 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...
Mr Hesmondhalgh in BOLTON
Shaun is available to support legal counsel in any dog-related matters that fall under the auspices of the following legislation: • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 • Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997 • Dogs Act 1871 • Antisocial Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014 • The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 • Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Guard Dog Act 1975 We provide support by conducting the following: • Conformation assessments to identify...
Mrs Howell in DOBSHILL
I can provide expert evidence in respect of cases under Section 1 (Breed type) and under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Services include a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading up to a dog bite incident, a behavioural assessment and conformation assessment (if required) of the dog, and assessment of the home environment. A full written report and video and photographic evidence are provided. As a former police detective, I have extensive court experience. I am an...
Mr Bloor in READING
All matters relating to the production & management of all classes of farm livestock (dairy, beef, sheep, pigs & goats) • Grassland management & forage production • Financial losses relating to disease(s) within farm livestock • Genetic improvement within farm livestock • The growing & production of arable crops (wheat, barley, oats, peas, beans, oilseed rape) • The storage of such crops • Gross margin analysis of agricultural enterprises • Loss of agricultural income resulting from damage, introduction of...
Dr Marsden in BIGGAR
Top level academic & professional qualifications with lifelong practical experience • Causes of riding & horse-related accidents • Safety around horses • Adequacy of instruction, facilities, equipment, housing, horse care, handling, riding & training techniques • Horse behaviour • Handling, ridden & performance problems • Industry standard guidelines, including HSE, CIEH, BHS, ABRS, TRSS
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
Mr Madeiros in BANBURY
Management of a mixed general veterinary practice, including employment of staff, official veterinary service work & veterinary work, including bovines, ovines, porcines, equines, felines, canines, reptiles (including hydrotherapy) • Professional negligence claims • Animal welfare, cruelty & negligence cases (including RSPCA cases) • Riding schools, measuring equines & equine chiropractic • Agricultural veterinary show work • Avians (including parrots, poultry, rhea, ostrich & emu) - management, nutrition,...
Ms Taylor in BANBURY
Specialising in negligence and Animals Act cases - split 50:50 claimant:defendant • Expert in horse behaviour, coaching, training of horse, competitions, health and safety, best practice, buying and selling • Competed for GB, World and European Championships • Fellow of British Horse Society (FBHS) • British Eventing Master Trainer • British Horse Society Assessor (Examiner) • Federation International Judge (FEI)
Dr Cooke in LONDON
Expert witness (defence, prosecution & SJE) • Veterinary medicine & surgery - small animal, exotic pet, zoo & wildlife species • Post-mortem examination to forensic standards • Forensic work, including laboratory investigations • Animal welfare: cruelty & unnecessary suffering investigations • Wildlife health & disease • Clinical pathology
Mrs Wallace in MARKET HARBOROUGH
Professional negligence • Horse & pony behaviour • Training of horse/pony & rider • Health & safety in stableyard & handling horses • Buying & selling • Animal Act • Competitions
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 •...
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 • Diplomate European College of Veterinary Pathologists • Diplomate European College of Zoological Medicine
Dr Hadley in EDENBRIDGE
Veterinary medicine & surgery in dogs, cats & birds • Investigation of Section 4 offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Investigation of Section 9 offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Expert witness for the prosecution & defence • Investigation of animal welfare, negligence & unnecessary suffering • Veterinary forensics • Greyhounds • Post mortem • Since 2015 I have been regularly asked to provide expert veterinary opinion