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SECTION 2(2) OF THE ANIMALS ACT: COURT OF APPEAL GIVES A STEER AS TO HOW IT IS TO BE CONSTRUED

Section 2(2) of the Animals Act 1976 has come under some criticism over the years, from the judiciary and practitioners.  The section came under scrutiny again in the Court of Appeal decision in Williams v Hawkes [2017] EWCA Civ 1846   KEY POINTS s.2(1)(b) of the Animals Act 1976 applies where the animals “characteristics” are temporary […]