On the 4th of May from 12-1 pm, Landmark Information is hosting a webinar to discuss the Law Society Guidance on the impact of climate change and what it means for solicitors.
The recent publication of The Law Society Guidance on the Impact of Climate Change on Solicitors on the 19th of April has created a lot of discussion.
The Guidance divides into two main parts:
Part A is about reducing the climate change impact of the law firm and its clients. For law firms, this involves assessing the annual carbon emissions that the firm makes and then setting targets to drive down these emissions with the ultimate goal of reaching Net Zero by 2050 or earlier.
Part B of the guidance looks at climate change risks. For property lawyers, the key parts here are the duties to advise and warn clients about such risks. A survey jointly created by the Conveyancing Information Executive and Today’s Conveyancer found that 85% of conveyancers did not feel they were under a duty to advise on climate change risk in transactions.
Our speakers will summarise the recent Law Society Guidance on the Impact of Climate Change on Solicitors and discuss what this means for solicitors and law firms going forward.
Kirsty Green-Mann (Head of Corporate Responsibility, Burges Salmon LLP),
Professor Robert Lee (Professor at Birmingham University),
Simon Boyle (Environmental Lawyer, Landmark)
- Summary of Law Society Guidance and what this means for solicitors’ advice.
- What’s the role that a law firm plays in reducing its own carbon footprint and also disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities?
- An overview of how Burges Salmon have implemented Net Zero into the firm.
- Panel Discussion: What lawyers require to be able to fulfil the guidance and next steps for them
To join the webinar, register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4350394107726790746Book now