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Charles Russell Speechlys joins Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers as a Founding Member

We are delighted to announce that the firm has joined the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL) as a Founding Member. GAIL is a community of legal leaders committed to using the practice of law to make a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate the just transition.

GAIL aims to leverage the expertise of lawyers to accelerate the shift of corporate models and capital to make sure business is truly a sustainable force for good, while drawing learning from across the spectrum of impact disciplines.

Kerry Stares, Partner and Head of Responsible Business at Charles Russell Speechlys said: "We are proud to be a founding member of GAIL and part of a collaborative effort to develop and share knowledge in this critically important and rapidly developing area of legal practice. Our membership is just one way in which we are investing as a firm in doing business responsibly and working with our clients to help them navigate the risks and tap into the opportunities of a world in which sustainability and ESG are more important than ever before."

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