Extinction Rebellion To Protest Outside Slaughter and May Office , London, Over Oil Clients

The firm has come under fire for advising clients who are “major oil industry polluters”. Reports  Law.com

The environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion will protest outside Slaughter and May’s London office on Friday, due to the firm’s major clients in the oil and gas sector.

The group Lawyers for Extinction Rebellion said it will stage a ‘crime scene’ as part of a peaceful protest outside the firm’s Moorgate office, and ‘discuss with employees and passers by this legal firm’s significant and enduring role in the climate crisis’.

Lawyers for XR

Lawyers for Extinction Rebellion

Source: Michael Cross

Posting on social media, the group accused Slaughter and May of ‘slaughtering our planet’ after advising Premier Oil on its North Sea expansion. It wrote: ‘Slaughter and May recently helped Premier Oil clear the first hurdle in its plans to expand drilling in the North Sea, and thereby cause yet more destruction to our planet!’

The protest will take place between 8am and 10am.

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