Working on law reform activities.
Providing a secondee to a civil society organisation working to combat climate change (or, for individual lawyers or law students, volunteering at such an organisation).
Providing community legal education.
The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is a collaborative pro bono initiative mobilising the legal profession to rewrite contracts, governance documents, policies and laws to tackle the climate crisis.
Since 2019, MinterEllison (ME) has provided pro bono support to TCLP through hosting events, drafting clauses, providing peer review assistance and implementing TCLP clauses. Senior Associates Charlotte Turner and Phoebe Roberts from ME’s Climate Risk Governance Team have led the rollout of TCLP within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and promoted the clauses within their networks. ME’s London-based Senior Associate Ellie Mulholland sits on the global steering committee assisting TCLP on strategy and development. Charlotte recently facilitated 2 Corporate Governance sessions connecting key stakeholders and specialist lawyers to collaborate on drafting contract clauses that support companies in aligning corporate governance with their net zero ambitions, and several ME Partners contributed to TCLP’s Climate Clauses in Action sessions.
In November 2020, ME hosted the APAC sessions of TCLP’s The Big Hack which focused on familiarising participants with TCLP clauses and hacking solutions for practical implementation. Since then, ME has contributed to TCLP’s Net Zero Toolkit to be released in the first week of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) alongside a Climate Risk Governance 101 video recorded by Charlotte.