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Funding climate litigation: Alexander Rhodes for the Financial Times

Posted on 5 June 2023

Partner and Head of Mishcon Purpose Alexander Rhodes spoke to the Financial Times for an article discussing the growing numbers of those affected by environmental disaster taking legal action.

As more litigation is brought against companies for climate and environment damage, there is more concern over how such costly litigation is funded; whether by Pro Bono work, charities, philanthropic groups, or professional litigation funders.

Discussing the aims of Mishcon Purpose, Alexander commented on backing “commercially sustainable large scale litigation” to increase access to justice and drive change. He also added that Pro Bono work “is not a long term sustainable model” or one “that will allow us to bring sufficient litigation ... to hold people to account or change behaviours.”

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