Animal Welfare Law/Scottish SPCA Investigations
If you are being investigation by a regulatory body, it is important that you receive expert legal advice as soon as possible. McGovern Reid have vast experience in representing clients under investigation by the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA). These investigations can be high profile and complicated, so it is important that your interests are represented at an early stage of proceedings
SSPCA Investigation Defence Lawyers Hamilton, Lanark, Motherwell, Wishaw and Coatbridge
The SSPCA’s specialist investigation unit investigate a range of potential offences including animal neglect, persecution of wildlife and illegal puppy trade and the courts treat these offences extremely serious with penalties ranging from fines to a custodial sentence. The court can also make an order preventing the accused from owning any animals for a period of time.
McGovern Reid can help you by interviewing any potential defence witness and obtaining expert reports from Veterinary surgeons and other animal experts. We routinely represent clients who have been investigated by the SSPCA and we are able to assist you at an early stage of the investigation, attend any interview with SSPCA investigating officers and represent you if you case results in a prosecution.
We appreciate how emotional these cases can be and we are confident that our approachable and caring team will be able to assist you and deliver the best possible outcome for you or your loved one.
SSPCA Investigation Lawyers Glasgow, East Kilbride, Lanark and Shotts
We are one of Lanarkshire’s leading law firms with offices based both in North and South Lanarkshire. We represent clients based in Wishaw, Motherwell, Hamilton, Bellshill, Law, Carluke, Lanark, Shotts and Glasgow. If the SSPCA have been in touch with you, please contact our team of 01698 359 550 to discuss your options.