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LexisNexis recently partnered with Obelisk Support to tackle climate change with the first ever Global Law photography competition. The competition saw lawyers, law students and legal professionals submit photos to highlight the urgent need for joining the fight against climate change. The images represented what each entrant felt climate change meant to them on a personal level and were judged on how they best illustrated its impact on our planet.
The winner, runner up and highly commended were announced at a celebratory event hosted by LexisNexis, with the competition and event supporting raise funds and awareness for ClientEarth, an environmental law NGO.
The competition, judged by among others Marcus Jamieson-Pond FRSA and LexisNexis lead Environment PSL Simone Davidson, was won by Hogan Lovells senior associate Magdalena Bakowska, with a photograph showing aridification in the Namib desert, Namibia. The Law Society’s ‘Back to Law ambassador’ Camilla Bindra-Jones took runner up with an image of three dead birds, arranged together on stones, aiming to highlight the high number of bird deaths due to extreme weather patterns caused by global warming. The images can be seen on the Law Gazette.
Obelisk Support’s Dana Denis-Smith opened the evening by praising the event and photo challenge for ‘celebrating lawyers that are driving change for climate change’. She highlighted that the law is key to having a greater effect when driving change. ClientEarth’s litigation lawyer Peter Barnett expressed the key importance of using the law and litigation as key tools when making a stand in preventing damage to the environment and attempting to confront ‘issues from conservation to energy policy’. He noted that ‘climate change is increasingly seen as a financial issue’ alluding to the fact that key stakeholders were
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Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.
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