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Blackout Fridays: CMS shuts floors to save energy

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang saved enough energy to power 33 homes for one year by shutting down some floors in its UK offices last year. The firm shut down one floor in each of its offices in Sheffield, London and Edinburgh every Friday for three months towards the end of last year. This resulted […]


The move to greener offices: Clarke Willmott collects commuting info from staff

Clarke Willmott is assessing the environmental footprint of its offices, with the firm collecting information on its staff’s route to work and an expected relocation in Cardiff. The firm is gathering data from its employees to improve the accuracy of emissions data that the firm holds. A survey has been created with the firm’s consultants, […]


Ex-Haleon GC moves to Saudi for Aramco role

The ex-general counsel of Haleon has announced that he has joined energy and chemicals business Aramco, which is based in Saudi Arabia. Bjarne Tellman was hired by GSK four years ago to prepare the company for the creation of Haleon, one of the UK’s largest corporate demergers in 20 years. The purpose of the demerger […]

Judi Gadsby, Goodwood

A trip to Goodwood: GC preps for motorsport history

For legal head Judi Gadsby, a lunchtime walk through the Goodwood Estate, with her golden retriever in tow, is one of the many perks of her day job. The 300-year-old estate is the seat of the Duke of Richmond and comprises nearly 11,000 hectares of land in Chichester, West Sussex. As head of legal at […]

Kirkland secures ESG hire from HSF

HSF’s head of ESG for the UK, EMEA and US regions has left the firm after 12 years, joining Kirkland & Ellis as a partner. Rebecca Perlman qualified into corporate with HSF in 2014, making partner in 2022. She had been promoted to co-head of HSF’s sustainable and impact investment team in 2017, becoming its […]

Website emissions

Revealed: The most polluting law firm websites

Hogan Lovells, Clyde & Co and Clifford Chance have the most environmentally polluting websites among UK law firms, data provided to The Lawyer has found. According to data from Website Carbon and compiled by TBD Marketing, Hogan Lovells is at the bottom of the list with its website generating 1,728.52 kg of CO2 per year. […]

Energy trio move across to DLA Piper

Hiring from Paul Hastings and Brown Rudnick, DLA Piper has expanded its energy and infrastructure group with three new partners. Paul Hastings duo Steven Bryan and Derwin Jenkinson join DLA Piper advising on corporate, and finance, projects and restructuring matters, respectively. They are joined by Brown Rudnick corporate partner Paul Doris, who arrives at the […]

EY energy duo set to join Hunton Andrews Kurth

Two energy partners from EY Law are set to join a US firm’s London office. The Lawyer understands that Charles Morrison and Dimitri Papaefstatiou are leaving for Hunton Andrews Kurth after three years at the Big Four firm. Morrison was a solicitor for 15 years at DLA Piper before joining EY Law as partner in […]