Legal Sustainability Alliance Research

Begonia Filgueira | 9 months ago

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Click here to take part in a survey that will take you 10-15 mins and make a huge difference to your profession: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sustainability-and-the-commissioning-of-legal-services

Law firms tend to add to the sustainability agenda, but do their clients know this or care?  We want to explore the extent to which sustainability is a matter of interest for clients in choosing the law firms they engage and in the requirements they make of their firms. This project, is the first of its kind and funded by the Legal Sustainability Alliance.

There are three  phases. This first phase is directed at those in private practice (a later phase will gather data from those in-house) and consists of an online survey, which you can access here and which we would very much encourage you to complete.

All  data is anonymous, confidential and securely held. Only the academic researchers have access to the data. They will publish overall findings from the research and will do so in a way that does not enable individuals or the organisations that they work for to be identified.

This research is being undertaken by Professor Robert Lee and Dr Steven Vaughan of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, working with Begonia Filgueira. If you have any queries, please drop Begonia a line: begonia@eric-group.co.uk

About the author

Begonia Filgueira

Begonia is a specialist in Environmental Law, governance and negotiation. Her career now spans 20 years having started as an environmental lawyer in the City. She is a dually qualified UK Solicitor and Spanish Abogada who provides legal advice, trains professionals and carries out complex research in the areas of International and EU environmental law. She also advises on treaty negotiations and implementation of EU law. Begonia has advised UNEP, UNDP, the European Commission, DEFRA and DOENI. She also advises industry and NGOs on environmental policy and regulation. BREXIT negotiations is her current area of specialism.