Joanne Etherton joined our London office in November 2017 after a career in private practice spanning over 29 years.  Joanne’s work focuses on developing and implementing legal strategies to drive greater integration of climate-related financial risks into the investment decisions of pension trustees and other asset owners and asset managers in the pensions industry.


Prior to joining ClientEarth, Joanne was a pensions partner in the London office of an international law firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, having previously trained and practised pensions law at Clifford Chance LLP.


She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute holds a law degree (LLB) from the University Of Warwick and a diploma in International Employee Benefits (DipIEB) from the Pensions Management Institute.

We live on an amazing and beautiful planet and I am delighted to be able to use my legal skills to protect it for current and future generations.

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