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The XL Bully ban

With your support, we have taken legal action against the government in response to the XL Bully ban.

Our plan

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.

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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.

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Initial payment

A donation from the ABKC to instruct the barrister.

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£45,000

Legal fees accrued for the Injunction and Judicial Review applications.

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£6,900

Paid to the barrister for the work on the Pre-Action Protocol.

Organized Files

£1,856

Administration costs including legal printing and court fees

Working with Financial Documents

£6,352

For expert witness reports that will strengthen the case.

Money

£6,795

Go Fund Me processing fees.

Additional donations

Donated straight to the bank account to avoid additional processing fees from online fundraisers.

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£16,000

The Official Bully Collective

Generously donated from their fundraising efforts, including Bully link-ups and raffles.

£1,500

The Save Our Bullies Shop

The profits from all merchandise sold through their shop including t-shirts and hoodies.

£305

Elite Ladies
Kickboxing

Generously donated from their fundraising efforts! (We are presuming kickboxing!)

£450

The XL Bully
calendar

Created and sold by @tiagothexl on Instagram. This donation is in addition to +£500 donated through GoFundMe.

£700

IrishbullyTV + Save Our Bullies

From donations collected during a fun show for dogs, and raffle tickets.

Legal statement

All funds raised through the Go Fund Me page will be withdrawn to our UK company bank account and then paid out upon receipt of an invoice.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.

How you can help

Donate to the fundraiser, write to your MP and share to social media.

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