Real Estate: Built Environment

The Chancery Lane Project’s Real Estate: Built Environment event series brings together key stakeholders and sector specialist lawyers to collaborate on drafting contract clauses that support the built environment’s transition to net zero emissions. 

Lend us your expertise and help draft these clauses by registering your interest in joining this event series, here

Participants in the event series are invited to develop clauses under these principal themes: 

  • Investment: Commercial and Residential
  • Development
  • Construction 
  • Lending 

You can attend either session as a standalone event or both for the comprehensive experience.

For more information about the event series, a summary of climate challenges affecting the sector and a list of further reading to help you reflect on possible solutions, read our Real Estate: Built Environment events report.

Review our bank of existing Real Estate clauses in this gallery or search for them on the Model Clauses page of our website to inspire ideas for new clauses and avoid duplication of existing content.

If you have any questions about this event series, please contact us.

How to join Sessions One and Two 

Join this TCLP Zoom Room a few minutes before each session. Events start promptly to maximise time for idea generation in Session One and clause development in Session Two.

Anyone can participate in our events, at any point. You do not need to be an expert in the practice area or industry being discussed but before joining the events, we ask that you:

  • Read our event series report
  • Reflect on the climate challenges in the sector and potential solutions to them, in particular the focus areas identified in the report
  • Review our existing clauses so that your ideas propose opportunities for new drafting and don’t duplicate existing content
  • If possible, submit ideas for clauses before Session One, using this idea submission form
  • Join our Slack channel to communicate with peers interested in this event. Please note that you will need to join the general TCLP Slack channel in order for the event-specific link below to work. Find out how here

Anyone can participate in our events, at any point

Anyone can participate in our events, at any point. You do not need to be an expert in the practice area or industry being discussed. All you need is the enthusiasm to engage with fellow participants and contribute your skills in developing the legal frameworks to fight climate change.

Session One: Generating ideas for clauses

12-1 pm BST

  • Short presentation – brief overview of climate drafting opportunities aligned with the focus areas identified in our event report;
  • Five minute timed idea generation exercise in which you anonymously submit ideas for clauses, tagging your submission with one of the focus areas;
  • As a group, review and reflect on the submitted ideas;
  • Discursively explore the ideas and select ones to take forward, forming drafting teams to do so; and
  • Agree next steps for progressing the clause ideas in TCLP’s Drafting Outline document before Session Two. The Drafting Outline is where you research and flesh out the climate issue, your proposed solution to it and its potential impact, as well as the legal and environmental context.

Session Two: Developing the ideas for clauses

12-1:30 pm BST

  • Receive feedback on your Drafting Outline from the group and come with any questions that you may need help with; and
  • Refine the drafting brief and contextual research so that you are ready to begin drafting using your copy of our Final Drafting Submission Document.

Clause submission deadline

  • Deadline for submitting drafted clauses to TCLP using the Real Estate: Built Environment Clause Submission Form.
  • After submission, the clauses undergo a rigorous peer review process by TCLP’s partner law firms and specialist editors, before being published as an open source knowledge resource on our website.

Practical Workshop: Real Estate and the Built Environment Climate Clauses in Action

9 - 10:30 am (BST)

  • Attend our practical workshops to collaborate with other lawyers on how to use and implement our model climate clauses in this sector.
  • More information on the event can be found on our Climate Clauses in Action event page.