Emma Bean is a former real estate solicitor now researching marine legal issues. Emma’s projects have included advising on the legality of regulating bait digging activity in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and an ongoing project advising Historic England on the protection of underwater cultural heritage assets. Emma is presently undertaking a PhD at the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK), researching the public right to fish and its impact on the management of fisheries.  

Natasha Bradshaw is researching for a Doctorate at the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK) on collaborative governance to support coastal stewardship. Prior to this she led the oceans governance programme and Celtic Seas Partnership for WWF-UK and spent ten years managing UK coastal & estuary partnerships in SW England.  

Dr Helen Dancer is a lecturer in law at the University of Sussex and an interdisciplinary scholar, having practised as a barrister and trained as a legal anthropologist during her doctorate. Her research interests centre on human relationships with land, justice and gender in East Africa and in England. She is currently Principal Investigator on a two-year research project Reimagining the Law of the Forest funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Mumta Ito is a former structured finance lawyer in the City of London turned public interest environmental lawyer. Mumta set up an NGO in the Caribbean to create a people's' movement to successfully save an ecosystem of global ecological importance and bring about legislative change. She is one of Europe’s leading experts and advocates for Nature's rights, European facilitator of the UN Harmony with Nature Knowledge Network, lead author of a Draft EU Directive for The Rights of Nature and initiator of a European Citizens’ Initiative to include the rights of Nature on the EU legislative agenda. 

Rónán Kennedy researches and teaches environmental law, information technology law, and the intersections between these at the National University of Ireland Galway. He has a background in information technology and information systems. He worked as Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Ronan Keane, from 2000 to 2004. In 2016, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency on the nomination of the Irish Environmental Law Association.

Mari Margil is the Associate Director of the Community Environmental Defense Fund in the USA. The CELDF helped to draft the world's first rights of nature law in the borough of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Mari also advised the Constitutional Assembly of Ecuador in drafting the rights of nature provisions in its constitution. 

Alex May is interested in looking at relationships, responsibilities and justice in legal systems. He completed his LLM last year, exploring Wild Law in his dissertation. He came across Wild Law during his undergraduate degree at Oxford, where he first studied environmental law and was also awarded the Prize for Jurisprudence. Since graduating he has worked as a research assistant, most recently on a project looking at the air quality legal framework.

Lisa Mead is a director of the Earth Law Alliance, a steering group member of the Ecological Law & Governance Association and an advisory board member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. Her early legal career was spent as a commercial, intellectual property and information technology lawyer working in private practice and investment banking in the City of London. She has been an expert contributor to the UN's Harmony with Nature Dialogue on Earth Jurisprudence, and recently acted as Lead Counsel for Nature’s Rights at the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking & Climate Change

Michèle Perrin-Taillat is a linguist and semiotician. Models of language processing in normal subjects and brain-damaged patients. Interested in applying hypercomplex dynamic systems models to natural ecosystems, Earth Jurisprudence, Human Rights and organic Seed Legislation. Co-convenor of UKELA Wild Law Special Interest Group.

Dr Margherita Pieraccini is Reader in Law at Bristol University. She was formerly a lecturer at the University of Exeter, Cornwall campus. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on nature conservation law, marine policy, commons, legal pluralism and social-ecological resilience. From 2012 to 2015 she held an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to carry out a socio-legal study on marine protected areas in the UK (http://www.ecologiesandidentities.com/)  In 2015 she was awarded an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account to carry out work in MPAs in Italy.

Mothiur Rahman is a co-founder of the Community Chartering Network and is setting up a legal practice called New Economy Law. He supports clients who are passionate about bringing in a more ecological and beautiful world, developing legal strategies with them to unlock new possibilities for a rapidly changing world. 

Colin Robertson worked as lawyer in UK government and the EU Commission legal service, then as lawyer-linguist at the EU Council of Ministers. Retired now, he is active in Wild Law and Rights of Nature and an Expert with the UN Harmony with Nature Programme.