Legal firm is first for ‘woof’ justice

A legal firm with a branch in Boston is lead-ing the way after becoming the first in Lincolnshire to provide advice on canine law.

Ringrose Law has announced the launch of a Canine Law department.

There are now about two dozen Acts of Parliament relating solely to dogs and a further 11 relating to animals in general, the firm notes.

This, it continues, makes it increasingly likely that dog owners will, at some stage, require legal advice of some kind in relation to their four-legged friends.

Its new Canine Law department covers a wide range of advice including: ownership disputes, Community Protection Orders, barking dogs, and damage claims.

The firm will also continue to offer advice for dog bite claims through the personal injury department.

The new department is headed up by solicitor and associate Emma McGrath, an experienced solicitor who not only provides guidance in a professional capacity but often finds herself offering advice to the many dog-owning friends and competitors she meets in her personal life.

“I have always been a great lover of dogs and currently own a border collie and a sprocker, who both undertake dog agility training and compete in local competitions,” she said. “I have always had a strong interest in Canine Law and regularly write articles for national dog publications, dealing with issues that dog-owners may face.

“Lincolnshire is such an agricultural county, with many dog owners, that we feel there is a real opportunity to advise people when they have a problem. This new service will provide people with the opportunity for either 20 minutes free telephone advice or a free appointment with myself or a member of our team seven days a week across Lincolnshire and Newark.”

For all initial enquiries, call Emma McGrath on 01775 662662 or visit the dedicated part of Ringrose’s website at

Ringrose Law has five offices located across Lincolnshire – Boston (in Gilbert Drive, on Endeavour Park), Spalding, Sleaford, Lincoln, and Grantham – and a sixth in Newark.