Our hearts go out to all the victims, families, loved ones and all others affected by the recent Manchester terror attack. Standing strong together.
"And these hard times again, in these streets of our city, but we won’t take defeat and we don’t want your pity.
Because this is a place where we stand strong together, with a smile on our face, greater Manchester forever."
Extract from "This is the Place" by Tony Walsh
The LSA 10th Anniversary Annual Report launches on 7 June. Attendance at the launch event, hosted by Linklaters, is by invitation only. Please contact the LSA if you would like more information. Read more
LSA MEMBERS - ACT NOW! Only a few places left for LSA Green Dragons Den sustainable supplier event (Tues, 2 May) in conjunction with Wates Smartspace, hosted by Slaughter and May. Read more
The window for LSA members to report their carbon footprint and progress against the LSA Member Principles has now closed. Many thanks to all firms who have reported this year - we are now in the process of collating your responses. The LSA's 10th Anniversary Annual Report will be published early June - watch this space! Read more
In keeping with the spirit behind the UK’s move to exit the EU whilst still wanting to remain very much part of Europe, the LSA is pleased to announce that pan-European law firm Terndelyte Zoute Vennugo is the latest member to join our ranks. TZV are a specialist family law practice focusing particularly on acting in difficult divorce settlements. Read more
The LSA Annual Carbon reporting window is still open but you need to hurry as the portal closes on 31 March. As this is the 10th Anniversary of LSA we are anxious to encourage as many firms as possible to use the free LSA Carbon Reporting Tool, powered by Greentsone, to report their annual carbon footprint. The 10th Anniversary Annual Report will reflect the progress that firms have over the last decade in measuring managing and reducing their carbon. Read more
It’s been a decade since the Prince of Wales hosted his May Day Summit at which he challenged the business community, including the legal sector, to rise the challenge of climate change. This seminal event saw the birth of the Legal Sector (now Sustainability) Alliance. 10 years on and the LSA is still working hard to support law firms and others in the legal profession to measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint and increase their sustainability. Read more about our plans for this anniversary year and the challenge set by LSA Chair, Jeff Twentyman Read more
According to the Carbon Trust, quite apart from the challenges 2016 presented, it has been a momentous year for progress on climate change.
Although we are still nowhere near reaching the levels of action needed to keep global warming well below 2degC, this festive season - rather than focusing on the very real doom and gloom which can occur as a result of climate change - the Carbon Trust would like to give you 16 reasons to be cheerful. Read more
The LSA's Australian partner AusLSA has launched the latest of its annual sustainability reports. The Scope of the 2016 Legal Sector Sustainability Insight has tripled this year to addresses the legal sector’s most material impacts under the categories of; Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Governance. The addition of these categories better align with the Global Reporting Index approach and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The LSA's 2016 Student Debating competition comes to Birmingham on Wednesday, 23 Nov as LSA Executive Firm member Shakespeare Martineau host the next heat. Teams of students from a range of Universities and Law Schools will debate the subject “What role can the practice of law in the 21st century play in achieving sustainability for the common good? Read more
Monthly carbon data tracker now available to LSA members. Use this to keep track of your carbon data, manage costs and make reporting via the LSA Carbon Reporting Tool even easier. Access via the LSA Member Area. Read more
The LSA Annual Report 2016 is now available for download! See what individual and combined carbon reduction LSA member firms achieved. Read more
Sustainability isn't just for the larger firms - many LSA members are finding ways to save money on their electricity and fuel bills. The 2016 Annual report will highlight what firms of all sizes are already doing - our free workshop (18 April) will help those who would like to know more. Read more
How LSA member firms deal with the shredding of confidential waste is the subject of a new member survey - see the Forum item in the Member Area for the link. Read more
The LSA and a number of LSA member firms are featured in a recently published article in the American Lawyer entitled No More Water Bottles! Law Firms Try to Shrink Their Carbon Footprints Read more