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Episode 3 - Wild Justice General Licences Legal Challenge
July 2019

Earlier this year the legal campaigning group Wild Justice secured a landmark victory for UK wildlife in its first legal case, which challenged Natural England’s decision to issue licences for the lethal control of birds.

David Standard from Leigh Day sat down with David Wolfe QC and Carol Day to discuss the case, and the aftermath. David later managed to catch up with Mark Avery, who is one of the directors of Wild Justice alongside Chris Packham and Dr. Ruth Tingay.

What was wrong with the General Licences and why were they challenged?

Were legal proceedings necessary?

What was Natural England asked to do?

Did Natural England have no choice but to revoke the licences?

In this episode:

David Wolfe QC, Matrix Chambers

Carol Day, Leigh Day

Dr. Mark Avery, Wild Justice

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Carol Day
Carol Day is a consultant solicitor at Leigh Day. She has worked in the environmental sector for over 25 years. She trained as a solicitor at Leigh Day and re-joined the firm to run the Environmental and Planning Litigation Service in 2013.
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