Mr Michael Radford

Mr Michael Radford
Mr Michael Radford
Mr Michael Radford

OBE LLB (London)


Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272416
Office Address

Taylor Building, Room C48

School of Law


Mike Radford's interests focus on law and the exercise of power in two distinct areas: government and public administration; and the treatment of animals. He is an internationally recognised expert in animal welfare law and has extensive experience of working with politicians, officials, NGOs, animal welfare scientists and veterinary surgeons in the development of policy and legislation.  He has previously served as a trustee of the PDSA, a member of the RCVS Animal Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law Committee, the Companion Animal Welfare Council, the Dog Advisory Council, and was a founder member of the Animal Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association.  Mike is presently a member of the Scottish Animal Welfare Council, chair of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and the Humane Slaughter Association, a trustee of Dogs Trust and the UK Centre for Animal Law (formerly the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare) and chair of the latter's Scottish Committee.  Mike was appointed OBE in 2008 for services to animal welfare law.



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  • Strengthening legislation around dog breeding

    Trees, L., Heath, M., Barnes, V., Howe, H., O'Neill, D., Packer, R., Radford, M., Sparks, P., Harney, N., Rusbridge, C., Young, S., Wensley, S., Cooke, F., Webb, M., Milne, E., Molloy, H., Abrahams, M.
    The Veterinary record, vol. 193, no. 3, pp. 116-117
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Can irresponsible breeders be made criminally liable?

    Radford, M.
    Veterinary Record, vol. 181, no. 18, pp. 484-485
    Contributions to Journals: Letters
  • Assessment of the unnecessary suffering offence

    Radford, M.
    Veterinary Record, vol. 179, no. 22, pp. 577-578
    Contributions to Journals: Letters
  • Informed debate: the contribution of animal welfare science to the development of public policy

    Radford, M.
    Animal Welfare, vol. 13
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Animal Welfare Law in Britain: Regulation and Responsibility

    Radford, M.
    Oxford Univerity Press; Oxford, Oxford. 512 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Effectiveness Study of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

    Greenwood, A. G., Cusdin, P. A., Radford, M. J.
    London: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK. 93 pages
    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports
  • Pain, animals and the law

    Radford, M. J.
    Pain: Its Nature and Management in Man and Animals. Morton, D. (ed.). Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters


Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Journals