Award-winning expert dog bite solicitors

The UK is a nation of animal lovers

A recent survey found there are about 27 million pets in the UK, of which 10.5 million are dogs.

The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and do all they can to look out for the safety of others. Unfortunately there are those who do not take as much care and this can lead to innocent people suffering serious injury.

Figures from NHS England confirm that thousands of people are taken to hospital each year as a result of dog attacks. Among those injured are a high proportion of children. And despite tough new laws being introduced by government the numbers are growing.

Although vicims are entitled to claim compensation for their injuries, the law is very complex and often misunderstood. It is therefore essential that anyone who is bitten by a dog consults a specialist solicitor who knows exactly what they are doing.

We are expert dog bite solicitors

The specialist legal services featured on this website are brought to you by award-winning, ‘Legal 500’ recommended solicitors, Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP. We specialise in dealing with dog bite and dog attack claims nationwide and our lawyers have many years experience in this complex area of law.

The Legal 500, the independent guide to the legal profession, highlights our work in this area. In 2023 it stated that, “practice head James McNally stands out for his expertise in the niche area of dog bite claims, where he handles complex cases involving severe injuries.” We were featured again in the 2024 edition, commenting that, “James McNally has built a niche specialism representing claimants in incidents arising out of dog bites.”

James  has been involved in some of the most important cases in this field in recent years and boasts a number of claims where he has recovered significant sums of compensation for victims who had previously been advised by lawyers in other firms that they would not succeed with their claim.

James’ acknowledged expertise has resulted in him being invited to meet with MPs at Westminster to discuss ways in which the law can be changed to offer dog bite victims greater protection. And has also been widely featured in the UK press and on TV, bceoming known in the British media simply as “The Dog Bite Solicitor”.

Jasmine Moxey-Butler has been working alongside James since 2012 and has built up an enviable knowledge of dog bite law herself. Jasmine is also mentioned in The Legal 500 as a leading individual. She has particular expertise in recovering compensation for victims of police dog bites. Her successes have led to her being shortlisted in the National CILEx awards.

In addition, we have twice been shortlisted for Claimant Team of the Year at the National Personal Injury Awards.

How we can help you

As well as having the specialist expertise, we also understand the problems that victims of a dog attack can suffer and the importance of dealing with any claim quickly and efficiently so that they can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Furthermore, we ensure that victims get access to the best care and medical treatment without delay. We have contacts with specialist medical experts and treatment providers such as physiotherapists and osteopaths in your local area.

If you have suffered injury then our expert dog bite solicitors should be your first contact. With free initial advice and No Win – No Fee funding available you have nothing to lose by calling us on 0333 888 0435 or sending brief details to us by email at [email protected]