To help clients hold to account not only people who break the law but also governments and other bodies charged with enforcing it.
To live in a world where animals are protected by philosophically consistent laws which are regulated and enforced effectively.
Alice is a solicitor with a particular interest in international wildlife protection law.She has worked as a legal consultant with many leading animal welfare and conservation organisations in the UK and abroad, following an international Animal Law masters (LL.M) from Lewis and Clark Law School in the U.S, and 6 years as a civil litigation lawyer in London. She has provided legal training on captive animal legislation as a former trustee with Freedom for Animals, has supported the UK Centre for Animal Law student team and sat on the British Veterinary Association’s Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel.
How did you get into animal protection?
A passion for wildlife has drawn me to a number volunteer projects from a young age; to include tracking endangered wild dogs in South Africa, caring for elephants released from the tourist industry in Thailand, and rehabilitating rescued seals in Cornwall. Pursuing the Animal Law masters has enabled me to focus my legal skills entirely on animal protection.
Why do you care about animal law?
Animals are primarily property in the eyes of the law, with minimal protections across the many industries that impact billions of individual sentient beings. At the very least, we should effectively enforce existing laws to protect animals internationally, and challenge the status quo to create change and reduce animal suffering.