He has succesfully defended YO's in welfare cases but the RSPCA will still try and prosecute you for it as the act is so ropey.
Am I also right in thinking that case law comes about from trials in county courts or higher? I am sure my friend said to me that alot of the problems with this act is that because the cases are heard in magistrates courts there is no real precedent to follow.
I think the long and short is that as a YO you could be liable but would have to go to a court room to arguee it out. I would also think that as someone who runs a yard you are classed as more of "a proffesional" then the average peprson.