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What went down at the Clifford Chance x Legal Cheek ESG event

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Lucy Sallows takes to TikTok to share her experience of attending our first hybrid student event

Lucy Sallows (@legallylucy) is a future trainee at the Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance

At Legal Cheek’s recent hybrid event, where students could attend both in-person and virtually, a panel of lawyers working in Clifford Chance’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) team gave attendees an insight into the deals and projects that they have been working on.

Clifford Chance partner Clare Burgess led the discussion which spanned nuclear power plants, carbon markets, human rights and greenwashing. Then, after the presentation, both virtual and in-person attendees has the opportunity to ask panel members any questions they had before heading off into a networking session with the firm’s trainees, lawyers and graduate recruitment team.

The speakers

Clare Burgess, partner
Kirsty Souter, senior associate
Alexandra Blake, senior associate
Lucy Roberts, associate
Prakruthi Gowda, senior associate
Anna Kirkpatrick, senior associate
Carla Lewis, senior associate

In this TikTok, future Clifford Chance trainee Lucy Sallows (@legallylucy) provides a brief overview of the event and picks out some of the key commercial awareness points.


i went to the legal cheek x clifford chance talk and here are my commerical awareness takeaways! (ad)

♬ original sound – LegallyLucy | law & uni👩🏼‍🎓

Clifford Chance itself has implemented an active Climate Change policy which steers its business away from working on new client matters where there is potential for material and adverse impact on climate change. The firm, which is subscribed to the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance’s commitment and the “Race to Zero” action plan, ensures its commitment to net zero 2030 has been verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The application deadline for Clifford Chance’s 2025 & February 2026 Training Contract is 8 December 2022

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