Micro-chipping law welcomed

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SHEFFIELD law firm Irwin Mitchell has welcomed moves by the Government to force dog owners to have their pets micro-chipped by 2016.

David Urpeth, a partner at Irwin Mitchell who specialises in cases of serious physical and psychological injury, said: “We have campaigned for a number of years for better protection to be provided to the public in relation to dog attacks, and plans to extend protection to cover incidents on private property are a major step forward.

“Compulsory micro-chipping should also help in the identification of dangerous dogs, as well as to ensure that irresponsible owners whose negligence has led to attacks can be found and held to account.”