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In focus: Should City firms cut ties with fossil fuel giants?

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On a rainy day in February 2020, a group of Extinction Rebellion campaigners wearing hazmat suits lay on the pavement in front of Slaughter and May’s London office. The soggy scene was staged in protest against the firm’s decision to represent fossil fuel companies, namely energy giant Premier Oil. Next week, the climate group is expected to target the legal sector again, claiming that City firms are ‘critical enablers of the carbon economy’ and are ‘knowingly investing in the destruction of the conditions which make the planet habitable’. With their drums, loudspeakers and grungy headbands, Extinction Rebellion protesters are the […]