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The Law, livestock and public access: implications of a recent case

A summary of a court case in which a farmer was held liable for the serious injuries of a walker from grazing cows.

Year of Publication2011

Death or injury to walkers, mainly with dogs, on public rights of way across fields with grazing cattle, has led to a number of court cases. The case of McKaskie v Cameron, is described here. Although this particular case did not make new law, it explored, in detail, areas of practical implication for farmers.

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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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