Legal Strategy

Our Legal Strategy Group seeks to improve access to justice for environmental matters and to help create an environmental court in Scotland.




Lloyd Austin


Mary Church

Staff liaison

Deborah Long

In May 2017 the Legal Strategy Group commissioned a report on the feasibility of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland, authored by Dr Ben Christman LLB, LLM, PhD, Dip LP.
The study found a clear need for a specialist environmental law centre to provide affordable legal representation, carry out public legal education, conduct research and advocacy and pursue strategic litigation.

The report recommendations are being taken forward through a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The project starts in January 2020 lead by two new members of staff. You can read the full report on the Feasibility of an Environmental Rights centre Scotland below in Publications.


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