Animal Health and Welfare Solicitors

Animal health and welfare is a complex area of legislation. Livestock farmers are responsible for the health and welfare of animals both on farm and off, for instance when animals are in transport or being displayed off site at shows and markets. Welfare legislation also extends to record keeping, feed and nutrition, housing and the ability of your employees to uphold welfare standards.

Welfare issues may have knock on consequences for the rest of the farm business.  Often a farmer’s reputation is at stake and commercial contracts may be threatened. In these situations reliable, sensitive legal advice is invaluable.

JWK’s Agricultural and Rural Law Team have significant experience advising farmers and others in the livestock industry on animal health and welfare. We understand that these issues can be time consuming and costly. We will always seek out ways to negotiate a settlement on your behalf rather than pursue prosecution.

We also offer specialist legal advice for equine welfare and industry issues.

JWK Agricultural Lawyers can help you with issues relating to:

  • Farm livestock health claims
  • Product liability issues
  • Bovine TB and other livestock diseases
  • Cattle Movement Restrictions
  • Claims Over Pedigree Cattle and progeny issues
  • Defra compensation claims
  • Public Health and Hygiene investigations
  • Trading Standards Investigations
  • Defending prosecutions

With offices in Lancaster and Morecambe, JWK Solicitors are ideally placed to support farmers and landowners across the North West.


JWK can help you. Get in touch today

Do you have a question or would you simply like some more information? You can contact JWK Solicitors on 01524 598300 between 9am to 5pm every weekday or use our enquiry form.