For a short personal overview of the situation by Theo Stewart, go to: http://dogidogblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/dog-law/
This presentation was created in response to people's concerns following articles in most of the newspapers. Please note that prosecution for a single offense unless actual damage is caused is very rare and unlikely. Most authorities will first give out warning and advice.
This presentation is designed to be used by dog professionals (those who work with dogs in any capacity, such as trainers, behaviour consultants, groomers, rescue workers, boarding kennels, dog walkers etc.) to address existing concerns in the dog-owning public, with advice for dog owners regarding the changes in the Dog Law and what they can do to play safe with practical solutions. It is not to scaremonger, but to inform. What we say is accurate to the best of our knowledge. This is a privately created presentation. We don't represent the law or the government.