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Greener Litigation Pledge reaches 70 signatories

Posted on 21 July 2022

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A year on from its launch, Greener Litigation, an initiative co-founded by Mishcon de Reya, is delighted to have secured 70 institutional signatories for its Pledge.

In 2021, Mishcon de Reya highlighted the climate and clean air opportunities presented by the temporary COVID-19 procedural rules adopted by the courts. Subsequently, the Civil Justice Council highlighted these opportunities as a key area requiring urgent action. In response, Mishcon – in collaboration with a small group of founding signatories – initiated the Greener Litigation Pledge, a commitment to reduce the environmental impact of dispute resolution.

Together with a Steering Committee made up of representatives of solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers and legal technology companies, Mishcon de Reya has served as chair and secretariat to the initiative, driving the growth of the Greener Litigation Project. Greener Litigation is now focused on three main areas:

  • Seeking to expand outreach for the Pledge internationally and to corporate supporters;
  • Engaging with the courts of England and Wales and identifying opportunities in the litigation process to encourage sustainable conduct; and
  • Analysing the role of legal technology to provide practical guidelines focusing on how technology can support sustainable practice.

The core Mishcon de Reya team involved in Greener Litigation comprises Olivia Wybraniec, Jenny Hindley, Alexander Rhodes, Kevin Ellmore, Megan Judd and Marcella Kicks.

Find out more at GreenerLitigation.org

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