At Cooper & Co, we are specialists in criminal and civil cases involving dogs throughout the whole of England & Wales.

The principal of Cooper & Co, well known Solicitor Trevor Cooper, represented his first dog owning client c.29 years ago – so we like to think we have a considerable ‘pedigree’!!!

Custody, ownership and
access disputes

Dog ownership disputes are becoming increasingly common. The most common situation where pet ownership is called into question is when a couple is in the process of separating, or have already separated, and there is an argument over who gets the dog.

Tel: 01227 20 33 20


Dog dangerously
out of control

It is a criminal offence if your dog makes someone reasonably fear injury. If this can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt the dog will be considered to have been dangerously out of control under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Tel: 01227 20 33 20


Noise nuisance from
barking dogs

While it is perfectly normal for dogs to bark, if a dog barks regularly or for a prolonged period it can then be considered a noise nuisance and action can be taken against you.

Tel: 01227 20 33 20


Are you being investigated by the Police for having a dangerous dog?

This can apply if your dog is accused of injuring a person or assistance dog, or even if it has made a person reasonably believe that the dog would do so. We are also experts in breed specific legislation and livestock worrying allegations.

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For all other dog related legal queries

The kind of cases that we can advise on include the following:


We are also able to advise and represent professionals, including:

  • Dog walkers
  • Pet Sitters
  • Behaviourists
  • Trainers
  • Groomers
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Home Boarders
  • Rescues / Shelters
  • Vets / Vet Nurses
  • Licensed Breeders

See How we can help which explains the various ways in which you can contact us. We also provide bespoke seminars for Councils, the Police and for rescues.