Alexander Rhodes sat down with the Financial Times to discuss Mishcon Purpose, the firm's specialist sustainability business, and the role of law firms in helping organisations transition to a sustainable future.
In the interview, Alexander outlined the importance of the work done by Mishcon Purpose in helping groups of individuals or small businesses pursuing climate-related claims access justice.
He explained that these sorts of claims ought to be a priority for law firms, as litigation aimed at helping the environment brings significant benefits to society as a whole.
Alexander commented: “It’s about increasing access to justice and having a wider systemic impact beyond just recompense [payment] for the claim. If you just try to do this kind of litigation on a pro bono bit of the business, or on an ad hoc basis, you’re never really going to be able to tuck in and focus and drive the kind of systemic impact we’d like to see.”
The piece also notes that MDR Solutions I, the firm's litigation finance venture created in partnership with Harbour in 2021, has supported Mishcon Purpose on a number of climate-related cases.
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