Panel event recording: lawyers and the climate emergency

What role do lawyers have in the climate emergency? This was the topic of discussion at our recent online panel event, hosted by LexisNexis in January.  The event was in support of our law undergraduate essay competition and brought together a panel of lawyers from across the profession who are addressing the climate crisis in their work. The debate was wide ranging, full of insights, and inspiring. Lawyers can and do play a vital role in the climate emergency.

Expertly moderated by James Harper, Director, Global Legal and Exec Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR at LexisNexis, the panel set out the nature of their work now and in the future, and debated some excellent and challenging questions from the audience.

The discussion was a unique opportunity to hear from a lawyer from a major international law firm, an in-house lawyer from a global mining company, and a lawyer who has moved from private practice to the IBA to lead on bringing together lawyers from across the world to get a seat at the table at COP and to collaborate across continents on this existential issue.

Our panel:

  • Lara Douvartzidis, Project Lawyer at the International Bar Association
  • Jonathan Hoch, Head of Legal, Commercial, at Anglo American
  • Carla Lewis, Senior Associate at Clifford Chance and associate lead of Clifford Chance’s climate litigation team

Missed the panel event? Listen to the recording of the event to hear our expert panellists discuss what the climate emergency means to them, how their work is impacted and the role lawyers have now and in the future.

Watch the recording here.

Law undergraduate essay competition: all the details of the competition, the exciting prize and how to enter are on this page.

Deadline for entries is 28th February at 4pm.