BASC welcomes environmental lawyer to the ranks

Marnie Lovejoy

BASC is excited to announce the appointment of law academic Dr Marnie Lovejoy as its new head of environment law research.

Marnie has a PhD in law and is the former associate head of Portsmouth Law School

Gamekeeping runs through her family and she is a keen beater alongside her two springer spaniels.

Her work at BASC will focus on reviewing and researching the regulatory frameworks governing wildfowling, wildlife licences, gamebird release, and habitat management, with the aim of promoting and strengthening sustainable shooting.

Commenting on her new role, Marnie said: “I wanted to follow my passion and this opportunity was pushing at an open door. While our sport faces many legal challenges, there are countless opportunities that we as a community can benefit from. I am excited to get underway immediately.”

Caroline Bedell, executive director of conservation, extended the welcome from BASC: “Marnie is the perfect fit for the organisation’s requirements. Marnie’s expertise will not just allow us to front up to the growing number of legal challenges, she will also allow us to push proactive legal campaigns with an aim of securing the future of sustainable shooting.”

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