Whilst working as a barrister, Paul Powlesland got involved in the She eld tree dispute, giving legal ad-vice and representation to local tree protectors. This experience demonstrated the need for a grassroots
legal organisation to represent the natural world and all who are seeking to protect it. As a result, he is
now founding ‘Lawyers for Nature’, to change the dysfunctional relationship between our present legal
system and the natural world; with a particular focus on trees. The organisation will begin to highlight the
problems and loopholes in the current law and use them to campaign for a better law and legal system; one that recognises the natural world as worthy of protection both for all it provides for us, and in its own right.
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