Our recent webinar ‘The Law Society Guidance on the Impact of Climate Change on Solicitors: What does this mean for solicitors?’ is now available to watch on demand.
The webinar, hosted by Landmark, focussed on The Law Society Guidance on the Impact of Climate Change on Solicitors, and was originally shown on the 4th May.
The webinar was specifically designed for solicitors as a tool to help them understand the guidance and its implications.
The session covers two main areas of the guidance.
- Firstly, reducing the climate change impact of the law firm and its clients, which includes assessing annual carbon emissions and setting targets to achieve net zero by 2050.
- Secondly, the guidance examines climate change risks, including the duties of advising and warning clients about such risks.
Our distinguished speakers are Kirsty Green-Mann, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Burges Salmon LLP, Professor Robert Lee at Birmingham University, and Simon Boyle, Environmental Lawyer at Landmark.
- Summary of the Law Society Guidance and what this means for solicitors’ advice
- What’s the role that a law firm plays in reducing its carbon footprint and disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities?
- An overview of how Burges Salmon has implemented Net Zero
- Panel Discussion: What are the requirements for lawyers to fulfil the guidance and next steps for them
To watch the webinar on demand, please visit this page, and fill in the form.
This survey and guide reveals how a desire for more information about climate and the environment may start changing residential conveyancing processes.
The transition to Net Zero is a long term goal, but it’s clear home movers are factoring climate change into their decisions now. Our parent company Landmark’s survey shows there’s already a desire for more data, earlier in the process. It’s a revealing snapshot.
Download the guide to find out:
- Residential conveyancers views on who is responsible for advising on climate change
- The percentage of home movers prepared to invest in energy efficiency measures
- How agents and conveyancers are handling the need for a Net Zero strategy
- What percentage of firms are reporting on future climate change risks to their clients
Residential estate agents and conveyancers are trusted to source the right information at the right time. This survey shows that many firms want more guidance from authoritative organisations on the provision of climate change information to home movers.
Landmark Information Group provides climate data to colleagues working in every part of the property industry’s value chain. Our work includes surveys and reports like this one, surfacing insights on subjects such as Climate Change, Digital Transformation, and the Home Mover Experience.
Download the guide, understand colleagues’ views on reporting around climate change and information exchange with vendors and purchasers.
Complete the form, we’ll send our guide – View on Climate Change Information in Residential Conveyancing – straight to your in-box.
Introducing the Landmark Climate Change Report: Helping property professionals, property investors and businesses to understand how climate change could impact a property.
It is highly important to start reporting on climate change and the numbers can prove it:
- 2022 was officially the warmest year on record for the UK (Source: BBC)
- Large-scale action in all sectors of the economy will be required, including tackling emissions generated by the building stock, which accounts for 31% of our national emissions. (Souce: Gov.uk)
- 25 percent of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the built environment. (Source: parliament.uk)
The Landmark Climate Change Report is a desktop report, designed to enable property professionals to understand how climate change could impact a given residential or commercial property. Unlike other reports in the market, it benefits from understanding the concerns of both:
- Physical risks [flooding, subsidence, heat stress, coastal erosion]
- Transition risks [energy performance]
The report is property specific, based on a UPRN, and doesn’t stop with providing just data; delivered in an intuitive format Landmark Climate Change Report gives property professionals the ability to inform clients with advice and recommendations relating to climate change.
Who is this report for?
The Landmark Climate Change Report is for real estate lawyers and residential conveyancers¿ who want to provide best practice due diligence and inform their clients on future climate change risks
The report gives the ability to inform on short, medium and long-term physical and transitional climate-related risks for a specific property with advice and recommendations if appropriate, delivered in an intuitive format unlike current reports in the market which provide unsupported data and little explanation in every environmental report, regardless of requirements.
Landmark asked leading experts in their property-related fields to contribute to a white paper, which sets out the physical and transitional risks that the industry faces – and proposes workable solutions to the challenge of reporting on and responding to the risks.
Additionally, you can also check out a series of Landmark blog posts here:
- A duty to warn of climate-related risks
- How property lawyers can act now on climate change
- Reflections at the end of COP 27
- Climate change: there is no time left for prevarication or procrastination
- Climate change: you can’t fix what you don’t measure