International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has committed to playing an active role in tackling climate change, with over 80 of its lawyers volunteering over 2600 hours of their time on a pro bono basis to The Chancery Lane Project's climate change mission – more than any other firm to date.
The Chancery Lane Project is a focussed and collaborative effort from lawyers to develop new contracts and model laws to help fight climate change. The group aims to create contracts and model laws to enable communities and businesses to fight climate change and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by bringing together the expertise of barristers, solicitors and legal academics to invent the legal conditions to help shift to renewable energy, reduce energy usage and create new carbon sinks.
The Addleshaw Goddard volunteers range from all levels of experience across its Litigation, Corporate and Commercial, Real Estate and Finance and Projects divisions. They are supported by the firm which allows its lawyers to count up to 50 pro bono hours per year towards their targets.
Ben Metz at The Chancery Lane Project, comments: "We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic support Addleshaw Goddard have offered us - pledging more time and resources to our cause than any other firm we have worked with so far. I would like to say a big thank you to all 80 volunteers for helping us to achieve our mission to fight climate change and achieve net-zero carbon emissions."
Amanda Gray, Divisional Managing Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, adds: "I am thrilled that so many colleagues have volunteered their time and skills for this important cause, highlighting the importance that both our people and our clients place on the issue of climate change. As a firm, we are committed to supporting the wider climate change agenda, and this work will see us take positive action on tackling this global challenge."