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Richard Lord, QC

Richard Lord’s main professional experience is as a commercial litigator, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in maritime and insurance disputes. He is an author of “Bills of Lading”, Informa 2021 (3rd Edn). He has also developed a strong interest in environmental and human rights work, and in particular issues of liability for climate change. He is an editor of “Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice”, CUP 2011, and one of the authors of the Action4Justice climate change liability guide.
Contributed to


What is climate change litigation?
What is climate change litigation?
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides details on climate change litigation cases. It sets out what climate change litigation includes, some of the key drivers to climate change litigation and jurisdictional issues. It also covers different types of claims, such as claims against the government/public bodies, including constitutional and human rights claims, administrative law claims and judicial review. Other claims include claims against private entities/corporations in respect of their contribution to climate change, including negligence and nuisance claims. The Practice Note also focuses on financial claims, such as claims by shareholders against companies and management, failure to report and claims against financial businesses, such as investment managers and pension funds. Finally, it also covers other types of climate change litigation claims, such as claims involving consumer protection/misleading advertising, public trust doctrine, insurance cover and claims other than before the courts.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1981

Year Appointed QC

  • 2002


  • Supporting Member London Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Trustee Climate Justice Foundation
  • Trustee Of Global Cool until 2018
  • Board of Climate Accountability Institute
  • Board Member of Action4Justice


  • MA (1980)


  • Cambridge University (1977-1980)

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