The Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) has commissioned a team at the University of Birmingham to conduct a piece of research involving private practice lawyers, and their clients, to better understand the extent to which sustainability is (or can be, or should be) a driver in the commissioning of legal services.
This email is seeking out those working in law firms (lawyers and non-lawyers). The research team and the LSA are keen to gather a wide range of views from people doing different sorts of jobs in a wide range of law firms.
Existing research tells us that many clients seek to impose their own terms and conditions when appointing lawyers, and that competition in the legal service is growing. Through this research we hope to advance thinking on lawyer-client relationships (with a focus on sustainability and CSR) and provide a vehicle for engagement and debate in these areas. We also hope that this project will better allow firms to understand the potential benefits from engaging with their lawyers and their clients on sustainability and CSR. These interviews are the keystone of the research.
The interviews will be on a confidential and anonymous basis, and the research team will not publish material that could identify the people or firms who participate. The project has ethical clearance from the University of Birmingham.
If you are interested in participating in the project, please email Begonia@eric-group.co.uk
Begonia Filgueira, Researcher Birmingham
ERIC Ltd, Director