In June 2011 a private law firm, Lawyers for Companion Animals, was established in NSW. We assist private clients with their companion animal legal matters. We also make submissions to government and government agencies, provide information and advice and advocacy, on companion Animal Law and companion Animal Law related issues. Our legal fees are $450 per hour. However, we can provide discounts for rescue groups and low income earners.

It is the only law firm in Australia to focus exclusively in the practice of Animal Law for companion animals. We fight for the underdogs, the victims of injustice, the cats and dogs failed by humans and the weak and/or nonexistent regulatory system (that fails to protect many animals). Much of our work involves matters in which a council officer alleges there has been a dog attack and they intend to declare a client’s  dog Dangerous or Menacing.

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Please also see Areas of law affecting companion animals



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