Mirvahedy – Three Years On (May 2006, Susan Rodway QC and James Todd)

Mirvahedy – Three Years On (May 2006, Susan Rodway QC and James Todd)


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“The Animals Act 1971 was intended to simplify the common law rules on strict liability for damage caused by animals. In the event, during the three decades that followed its passing into law, its most important provision – section 2(2)(b) , which deals with liability for damage caused by animals not belonging to a dangerous species – remained shrouded in confusion and obscurity. Two diametrically opposing interpretations of the wording of the subsection appeared to be available. The Court of Appeal offered little assistance, sometimes preferring one interpretation, sometimes the other…”

This article is currently being updated to include the case of Welsh v Stokes.


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