BASC welcomes environmental lawyer to ranks

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has announced 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 in 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 framework governing wildfowling, wildlife licences, gamebird release and habitat management with the aim of promoting and strengthening sustainable shooting.

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, BASC’s executive director of conservation, added: “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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