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Siân Beaven secures conviction and custodial sentence in dangerous dogs case

News 7th February 2023
Siân Beaven

Siân was instructed by CPS Wessex in the trial before Salisbury Crown Court. The Defendant was convicted after trial of an offence of being an owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury. The case concerned the Defendant’s Belgian Malinois dog, biting the leg of the victim who, at the time, was visiting the Defendant’s home causing serious injuries. The case was later sentenced, following an adjournment, during which expert evidence was called regarding the issue of a disqualification order from having custody of a dog. A sentence of 2 years 6 months immediate custody was imposed, and the disqualification order was granted.

This case attracted significant national media attention at both trial and sentence:




Siân has a mixed practice of criminal, professional discipline and extradition work. Siân accepts instructions across all aspects of criminal work, both prosecuting and defending and holds the position of Grade 2 panel advocate in General Crime. She is also instructed in the Courts Martial. For further information on Siân’s practice or to instruct her please contact Tony Atkins, Senior Clerk or Tony George, Senior Criminal Clerk on 020 7353 0711 or via email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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