Landmark Information Group Summary of the Law Society Guidance on Climate Change

  • 18/05/2023

Expert advice from Landmark consultants.

On 19 April 2023 the Law Society issued its Guidance on the Impact of Climate Change upon Solicitors which signals the future direction of this topic as it becomes ever more relevant to legal responsibilities.

Its reach and significance is perhaps best illustrated by the statement: ‘climate-related risks will affect most clients and nearly all areas of legal practice’ and the fact that ‘solicitors may have to look beyond the narrow scope of an instruction by a client to consider whether and to what extent climate legal risks are relevant’.

Interpretation and implementation of such far-reaching guidance is a significant challenge for solicitors, who will no doubt welcome further sector specific support as has been promised by the Law Society. Nonetheless, in the interim, the present Guidance is now issued and therefore needs to be taken into account.

Read the full guidance here.

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