Muddle of brood meddling – round 2

Last year, Natural England licensed the daft idea of brood meddling of Hen Harriers. I mounted a legal challenge, and so did RSPB, but we lost in court. The judge decided that because this was a trial it was science and because of that it’s OK (that’s my layman’s take on it). Both the RSPB…

First witness statement

This was my first witness statement in the brood meddling judicial review. For the Claimant Dr Mark Avery 16 April 2018 IN THE HIGH COURT (ADMINISTRATIVE COURT)                       CO/            /2018 IN AN APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO APPLY FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW BETWEEN DR MARK AVERY Claimant -and- NATURAL ENGLAND Defendant -and- JEMIMA PARRY-JONES First Interested Party -and-…

Hen Harrier brood meddling – Mark Avery is appealing

After consulting with my brilliant legal team we have asked Mrs Justice Lang whether we can appeal her judgment against us in our Hen Harrier brood-meddling case.  We are still waiting to hear from her. But in any case, we have decided that we will ask the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal if…

We lost – but we’ve already made a difference

A little while ago Mrs Justice Lang handed down her judgment on the legal challenges by myself and the RSPB.  We lost. In fact we both lost on all counts so it sounds like a bit of a massacre – but it wasn’t. Our challenge was of the decision by Natural England to issue licences…

Today, I am in court

Today is the third and final day of the hearing of our legal challenge to NE’s licensing of brood meddling. I may be able to write a few words about it for publication here on Friday afternoon – I’ll try. Likes(55)Dislikes(3)