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Carol Day | Minister for Wildlife Law
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Carol Day | Minister for Wildlife Law

" 'The devil is in the detail' - and it is - unfortunately with all these things it is - but that's where the pleasure comes in, looking at the detail and finding how you can use that to achieve your objectives." As part of the 'The People's Manifesto for Wildlife - Revisited' podcast series, Charlie Moores spoke with consultant solicitor Carol Day of the law firm Leigh Day (who have represented, for example, Wild Justice in their landmark cases to challenge poor decisions or flawed policies that threaten to harm our wildlife). Carol's contribution to the Manifesto was as Minister for Wildlife Law, and it contained a raft of fascinating ideas including an Environment Act and a bespoke environmental forum to hear civil and criminal cases. Charlie began though by asking her about the first paragraph in her Manifesto contribution which had suggested that there ‘has never been a greater need for a strong legal basis to halt biodiversity loss’ - one year on, had anything changed that had got us nearer that ‘strong legal basis’...