January 2020 : Edwards Gibson director quoted in ‘Legal Week’ ‘Climate Lawyers’ article.
Legal Week has recently (7th January 2020) published an article titled ‘Australia Is Burning and Demand for 'Climate Lawyers' Is Rising’. The article focuses on how recent environmental catastrophes will affect the demand for lawyers with climate change experience and the apparent lack of clarity on what a climate change lawyer is. The magazine turned to Edwards Gibson director, Scott Gibson, to provide his expert perspective on the future of lawyers in this area.
The lack of a clear definition is why “climate change lawyer” is not a term of art commonly used by law firms or commercial organisations, according to Scott Gibson of London legal recruitment firm Edwards Gibson.
“We have never been asked to source one,” he said.
Still, Gibson did note that there is an increased demand for renewable energy specialists.
“Indeed, we suspect that eventually traditional ‘old energy lawyers,’ such as those specialising in oil extraction, will need to re-tool to survive,” he said.
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