Groundsure: A climate update for real estate lawyers – climate legal duties and climate searches

10th January 2023 at 11:00 am - Online

In Groundsure’s first webinar of 2023, hear from guest speaker Stephen Sykes, a leading environmental and insurance lawyer, specialising in mitigating ESG liabilities for corporates, lenders and public sector bodies.

During this webinar, Stephen will focus on climate legal duties and touch on the following key points:

Understanding Climate Change:

  • Cause
  • Effect
  • Severity
  • Physical and Transition Risks

Understanding your climate legal duties:

  • Duty of Care
  • Duty to Warn
  • Duty to Disclose
  • Duty to Uphold Service
  • SRA rules

Commissioning Climate Analysis and Using Climate Clauses:

  • What is a Climate Analysis in Environmental Searches?
  • What to do with your Searches results

Climate Risk Roles of Other Property Professionals:

  • Surveyors & Valuers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Environmental Consultants (flood risk issues)
  • Engineers (subsidence issues)

Climate change in 2023 – know what’s coming:

  • Bank of England / PRA
  • Law Society developments
  • SRA
  • Other professional bodies