The role of law: an emergency service for the 21st century?

Last month, Jeremy Nicholls highlighted how the role of accountancy is so often overlooked in discussions on the climate crisis. Now, solicitor David Hunter applies a similar lens to the legal profession – one that has been ‘slow to acknowledge’ the gravity of climate change, despite having the tools at hand to be part of today's emergency response. What needs to change? And what can law firms and individual lawyers do now to deploy their influence and skills – before it's too late?