Guy Linley-Adams is qualified both in England & Wales and in Scotland, specialising in environmental law, conservation, water, fisheries and freedom of information.

Guy studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and holds a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. Guy has worked for many environment and wildlife NGOs since 1989, including Friends of the Earth, as a consultant to WWF-UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link, and as Director of Conservation at the Marine Conservation Society.

He has considerable media experience as editor of the Good Beach Guide, writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth and presenter on BBC TV’s Country Tracks programmes.

Guy became a solicitor in 2003 and Head of Legal at the Anglers’ Conservation Association (now Fish Legal) from 2006. Now in private practice, he is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) and acts for a number of environment and conservation NGOs across the UK.

In 2021, he became a part-time lecturer in law at Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics.

Contact Guy on guy@linley-adams.co.uk or on 07837 881219.

“I am absolutely certain that the brilliant legal help from Guy Linley-Adams was the key that finally opened the lock” – client with abstraction issue, England

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“..all credit to Guy Linley-Adams for exposing the shocking reality that the industry has sought to conceal…” – Trout and Salmon Magazine, Comment

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