Michelmores has been recognised in the second edition of The Legal 500’s UK Green Guide, which acknowledges the top UK law firms leading the way on climate change, governance, and sustainability.
The Firm is amongst the UK law firms listed for spearheading the ‘green change’ and ESG agendas whether this is through Firmwide commitments and initiatives or in the work the Firm does for clients advising on clean and renewable energy projects and energy transition.
Michelmores’ recognition in the Green Guide is in respect of its specific expertise in areas of practice including natural capital, biodiversity net gain, sustainable agriculture, impact investing, sustainable energy, regulatory advice, project finance, sustainable infrastructure and the built environment.
The last 12 months has seen a significant increase in the focus and profile of Michelmores’ practices that align their clients to a sustainable future. The Firm is advising clients including, The Forestry Commission, Triple Point Investment Management, Urbaser, Clinton Devon Estates, Riverford Organic, Octopus Renewables, SOROS Economic Development Fund, Phatisa, Global Medical Investments, and various Local Authorities and NHS Trusts, and many more.
More recently, the Firm consolidated its prestigious UK-leading Natural Capital team – bolstered by its strong agriculture and energy expertise – to assist landowners, farmers and developers looking to achieve their sustainability ambitions incorporating carbon net zero ambitions, biodiversity, nutrient neutrality, rewilding, and more.
Michelmores has a strong legacy of trying to reduce its impact on our environment and its work is now led through our partnership with Planet Mark, supported by wider community outreach programmes and initiatives.
Michelmores’ ground-breaking partnership with B Corp impact investor, Oxygen House, sees the Firm commit a proportion of this client’s legal spend towards measurable environmental initiatives. The Firm is also a founding member of the Chancery Lane Project, a pro-bono initiative whereby every contract/law should help provide climate crisis solutions and advises Avon Needs Trees, a registered charity creating new, permanent woodland throughout the Bristol-Avon catchment, among others.
Read more about The Legal 500’s Green Guide here.
Michelmores has long been at the forefront of advisory and transactional legal work for investors, lenders, developers and corporates, supporting these goals with our personalised, partner-led service. Read more on our website.