About The Chancery Lane Project

Who we are

Lawyers and legal professionals want to do the best by their clients. Traditionally that’s often meant minimising risk by sticking to tried and tested precedents, with ‘business as usual’ a top priority. But clients are starting to demand more. What if there was a way to protect your clients, and the planet?

The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is the collaborative effort of lawyers and legal professionals. All share a unique approach to climate conscious contracting that is harmonious with the business of law.

Our vision is a world where every contract and law enables solutions to climate change.

What we do

We facilitate collaborative drafting events to create new, practical contract clauses that deliver climate solutions. Each clause is rigorously peer reviewed by experts and then published here, free for anyone to use in their legal work. Clauses are given a child’s name to ensure we are connected to the next generation for whom the changes we make are so important.

We also run workshop events to help you assimilate the clauses seamlessly into your precedents and contractual documents.

We are currently building our ‘Net Zero Toolkit’ for publication in advance of COP26. The Toolkit will feature both our existing clauses, updated to raise their net zero ambition, and brand new clauses coming out of our 2021 events series.

Our core principles

  • Independent of any professional body or practice
  • Politically neutral
  • All our publications are free to use
  • Collaboration and cross fertilisation across sectors
  • A safe space to innovate, as drafting is unattributable to individual firms or lawyers

How you can get involved

  • Join one of our weekly onboarding calls
  • Attend our drafting events
  • Train as an event facilitator
  • Become a peer reviewer
  • Use the clauses in your daily practice

Find out more about how you can help us and take part.

Change the precedent, change the world!

Team members

Matthew Gingell

Chair and Founder

General Counsel at Oxygen House

Becky Clissmann

Steering Group

Senior Editor at Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

Ellie Mulholland

Steering Group

Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative

Ben Metz

Executive Director

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Rebecca Annison

Director of Engagement

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Phoebe Roberts

Director of Implementation and Co-Lead APAC

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Charlotte Turner

Co-Lead APAC

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Simone Potter

Director of Knowledge

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Lisa McClory

Consultant: Technology

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Jennifer Ramos

Head of Content Development

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Clarissa Lambourne

Senior Project Associate

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Josh van den Dries

Project Associate

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Humzah Khan

Project Associate

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Leonie Brabant

Project Associate

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