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Liability for Animals

Liability for Animals

The general principles governing the liability of animal and pet owners for personal injury caused by their animals are now principally found in statutory form (Animals Act 1971).
However, while the law is now, essentially, statute-based elements of the old common law rules survive in certain key respects. For example, a variety of tortious remedies remain available to Plaintiffs in spite of the new legislative framework. These include trespass to the person and “ordinary” common law negligence. In addition, the modern law of strict liability, contained in the 1971 Act, itself draws heavily upon concepts known to the law before the introduction of the legislation.


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