Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Civil Liability for Animals

Civil Liability for Animals (Paperback)

Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...


A comprehensive analysis of liability for animals this book covers harm done by dangerous and straying animals including both dangerous and non-dangerous species. Including a separate chapter on special provisions relating to dogs it provides unique guidance from an internationally renowned legal scholar. The book takes account of the decisions of the courts which have applied, interpreted and explained the Animals Act 1971 over the past four decades including the House of Lords decision in Mirvahedy v Henley (2003). Liability for animals which are not members of a dangerous species but which, in the event, may have been proved to be dangerous is a matter of particular interest and concern. The book addresses matters such as harm done by animals in the course of hunting as well as decisions on a number of non-statutory aspects of the law of animals. The book includes the primary material of the Animals Act, 1971 making it a comprehensive point of reference on this subject. An earlier version of this book was published in 1972 just after the Animals Act 1971 came into force.

Although the legislation has remained substantially unamended, there has been a steady flow of case law on the meaning and operation of the provisions of the Act.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesSystems of lawCivil codes / Civil lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsEnvironment, transport & planning lawAnimal lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsTorts / DelictsNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingTechnical Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 01/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9780199600816  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Sir Peter North, Formerly Principal of Jesus College, University of Oxford, is the Editor of Cheshire North & Fawcett: Private International Law (OUP, 2008) and an internationally renowned legal scholar.

More books by Peter North

Customer Reviews

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: IF IT’S YOURS, ARE YOU LIABLE? An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers You may or may not own an elephant and we assume if you’re reading, or watching this, that you do not! However if you are a practitioner, you may end up someday with a client who does own one, or indeed a whole herd of them. If your client’s precious Dumbo or Jumbo runs amok one day, causing damage and injury, your client we fear is liable for such, even though the dear creature in question is normally as placid as a pussycat. All this is confirmed and certainly explained in detail by the well known legal scholar, Sir Peter North, in this fascinating legal text recently published by the Oxford University Press. Note that this is the only book available which addresses itself to the harm done by animals (as opposed to the harm done to animals) – and covers both dangerous (the elephant) and non-dangerous (the pussycat) species -- either of which, given the circumstances, can cause harm. The book would therefore be of particular interest to those dealing not only with wild animal cases, but also those cases involving household pets and farm animals. For example, there is a chapter which deals with the special provisions relating to dogs and another on straying livestock. A former Principal of Jesus College and Vice Chancellor, of Oxford University, Sir Peter North refers in his preface to his earlier book on this subject, ‘The Modern Law of Animals’ published 1971 at the time the Animals Act 1971 was passed. The Act itself as amended is included as an appendix. In the intervening forty years, the Act has generated any number of interesting decisions in the courts which, as is pointed out, ‘are now accessible, though not to be found in regular series of Law Reports’. Of particular interest is the matter of liability for animals of a non-dangerous species. This is a clear, analytical and indeed rather compelling work, frequently enlivened by fascinating cases. For your further research, it’s copiously footnoted and there are extensive tables of cases and of legislation and of secondary legislation. If you’re a practitioner involved with any issues pertaining to liability for animals, (or perhaps you’re likely to), this book is to be highly recommended as a must-have purchase for your professional library. The law is stated as at June 2011.

- 10/04/2012
Report this Review
Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Ruling before the Law: The Politics ...
William Hurst

Currently out of stock

Employment Law and Human Rights
Robin Allen QC; Rachel Crasnow QC;...
Internet Infidelity: An...
Sanjeev P. Sahni; Garima Jain
The Global Evolution of Clinical ...
Richard J. Wilson
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Portugese Foyles Five

With the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution upon us, Gary from our Fiction department shares a few tips for getting to know Portugal better...

Max Porter on the Portobello Prize

What makes great non-fiction? And how do you tell a true story? To celebrate the inaugural Portobello Prize for Narrative Non-Fiction, on 1st May 2018 we're hosting an evening with Portobello Books — a panel discussion on the nature of non-fiction writing in today's literary landscape, followed by the announcement of the first ever winner of the Prize.

Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Shortlist

This year's shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd