A judicial review
In response to the XL Bully ban, Licenceme Group are in the process of taking legal action against the government and have applied for a judicial review of the legislation.
We may be the 'Client' on paper but we act on behalf of XL Bully owners and the dog community, who have shown their support by donating to our Go Fund Me page which is raising funds for legal-related costs.
Updates can be found on our blog page, social media and the GoFundMe campaign page.
Funds spent to date
We commit to transparency around how funds for the legal challenge are spent. This section will be updated as the case progresses.
A donation from the ABKC to instruct the barrister.
Legal fees accrued for the Injunction and Judicial Review applications.
Paid to the barrister for the work on the Pre-Action Protocol.
Administration costs including legal printing and court fees
For expert witness reports that will strengthen the case.
Go Fund Me processing fees.
Donated straight to the bank account to avoid additional processing fees from online fundraisers.
The Official Bully Collective
Generously donated from their fundraising efforts, including Bully link-ups and raffles.
The Save Our Bullies Shop
The profits from all merchandise sold through their shop including t-shirts and hoodies.
Generously donated from their fundraising efforts! (We are presuming kickboxing!)
The XL Bully
Created and sold by @tiagothexl on Instagram. This donation is in addition to +£500 donated through GoFundMe.
IrishbullyTV + Save Our Bullies
From donations collected during a fun show for dogs, and raffle tickets.
All funds raised through the Go Fund Me page will be withdrawn to our UK company bank account and then paid out upon receipt of an invoice. Updates will be posted on this page.
Other fundraising efforts have been transferred directly to the bank account and are detailed on this page.
Please note that there is no guarantee a legal case will proceed or be successful. If, following advice from counsel it transpires a judicial review is not advisable, or at any point there are not enough funds to move forward, funds within the Go Fund Me will be donated to dog charities and welfare organisations that align with our campaign. We will be unable to offer refunds through Go Fund Me as funds have already been withdrawn for legal costs. We hope that donors will appreciate that their donation will still have the potential to save a dog's life.
Any announcement regarding funds will be through our official Go Fund Me Page and here on our website.