Climate Change

The effects of climate change poses increasing risks and legal challenges to business, including the risk of litigation from shareholders, consumers, and regulators. Moreover, climate change is seen as a financial risk that must be accounted for in corporate decision making and management processes.

Many of our barristers are across the latest developments on climate change litigation in Australia as well as relevant cases from other jurisdictions. They are able to advise on existing legal obligations (not just to companies, but directors and office holders), potential vulnerabilities, and emerging trends and developments.

Banco barristers have advised well known publicly listed companies on climate change and have presented seminars and presentations on this issue numerous times to the legal profession. Ruth Higgins SC is the Convenor of the NSW Bar Association’s Climate Change Law Panel and Sebastian Hartford Davis is a Panel Member.