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.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
- Subject Collection > Business > Farm management
This is a brief summary of an item in the OpenFields Library. This free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.