Meet the Fish Legal team
Head of Practice and Chartered Legal Executive
Penelope joined Fish Legal in its previous incarnation as the Anglers’ Conservation Association (ACA) and is the longest serving member of the legal team. Penelope runs a varied caseload involving both acute and chronic damage to fisheries from sewage, industrial and agricultural pollution..
Geoff joined Fish Legal in 2015. Geoff spent his legal career in the public sector working for the Crown Prosecution Service, the Environment Agency and local authorities as an advisory lawyer and prosecutor. Geoff advises members clubs, riparians and fishery owners on a wide range of angling and fishery related legal matters, often calling on his extensive experience in information law and data protection.
Justin was Head Solicitor at Fish Legal until 2012 before moving to lead the Planning, Environment and Local Government team of the Public Law department at Irwin Mitchell. Justin returned to Fish Legal in 2016 bringing his expertise in judicial review to bear in challenging regulators and other public authorities' decision-making that threatens fisheries. Justin also has extensive experience of nuisance and negligence claims.
Solicitor in Scotland
Robert works part time for Fish Legal in Scotland. Robert gives advice to Fish Legal's Scottish members including Salmon Fishery Boards and Fisheries Management Scotland, principally on the application of fisheries legislation. Robert is also involved in the major issue of the damage to wild stocks of salmon caused by badly-sited aquaculture sites and, separately, the damage caused by prawn trawling in the inshore.
Cameron joined Fish Legal as a part time Solicitor in October 2012 after practicing commercial litigation at what is now Knights Plc in Newcastle-under-Lyme for over 11 years. Cameron primarily deals with pollution, trespass and other environmental damage claims.
Andrew joined Fish Legal in 2012, having previously worked at Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law. Andrew specialises in pollution claims and challenging large infrastructure projects that put fish populations at risk, such as the tidal lagoon as Swansea Bay and a proposed abstraction on the River Test.