Working on law reform activities.
Greener Litigation Pledge and Greener Litigation Project Greener Litigation is a collective of solicitors’ firms, barristers’ chambers and other disputes professionals actively committed to reducing the environmental impact of dispute resolution and litigation. All organisations engaged in the conduct of litigation in England and Wales are invited to sign the Greener Litigation Pledge. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, HFW and Simmons and Simmons are among the other law firms who have signed the Greener Litigation Pledge, the first act of the Greener Litigation Project, which aims to engage with practice, procedure and policy to reduce the carbon footprint of court disputes in line with the objective of restricting global warming to 1.5°C as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The signatories to the Greener Litigation Pledge have committed to take active steps to reduce, with a view to minimising, the environmental impact of dispute resolution, including the two principal sources of emissions incurred by litigants: printed documents and (especially international) travel. The Greener Litigation Pledge has been developed by a steering committee comprised of likeminded firms and organisations, and convened by Mishcon de Reya Associates Jenny Hindley and Olivia Wybraniec. The founding signatories of the Greener Litigation Pledge are: Mishcon de Reya, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, HFW, Simmons and Simmons, 3 Hare Court, Opus 2, Fountain Court Chambers, Kennedys and Addleshaw Goddard.