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Cathryn McGahey QC is representing Geronimo the alpaca

22nd November 2018

Cathryn McGahey QC is representing the owner of Geronimo, an alpaca whose slaughter has been ordered by DEFRA because he has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.

In judicial review proceedings, the owner is challenging the reliability of the TB tests, asserting that the practice of injecting an alpaca with tuberculin before testing for the disease has led to false positive results. Lang J has recently granted the owner permission to proceed with judicial review against the Secretary of State.



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Cathryn McGahey QC

Cathryn McGahey QC
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2016


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