Alice Garton

Alice Garton, Company & Financial Lead, ClientEarth

Alice Garton is a senior corporate lawyer and manages the award-winning Company and Financial Project at Europe’s leading environmental law charity, ClientEarth. In addition to her role at ClientEarth, Alice is also a Co-Investigator for the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative at the University of Oxford, a member of the Advisory Panel for Positive Investment Cambridge, on the Organising Committee for the Northern European Partnership for Sustainable Finance, and a member of the Women's Energy and Climate Law Initiative.


Prior to joining ClientEarth, Alice worked for 15 years as a lawyer in large defence law firms (Clayton Utz, Olswang, Lovells) acting for company directors in commercial litigation and insolvency disputes, and then as Senior Legal Counsel at Brookfield in London. In parallel to her litigation practice, Alice developed and implemented corporate social responsibility programmes at Clayton Utz and Brookfield. At Brookfield, she advised Brookfield Asset Management on the UK and EU climate change regulatory regimes relevant to UK subsidiaries, and worked with the Brookfield Multiplex board of directors in identifying strategic business opportunities in the green economy.


Alice has researched and written about various issues in international environmental law through her work at Chatham House in 2006 and in her other roles. Alice graduated with first class honours in both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies. She has a double degree in Law and Politics from Charles Darwin University (in Australia) and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from University College London.


Alice is regularly invited to speak on the conference circuit and has significant media experience, including: Financial Times, Reuters, BBC News, Guardian, Independent, City AM, Investments & Pensions Europe, Fund Strategy, Pensions Age, Sloan Review, Blue & Green Tomorrow, BusinessGreen, Carbon Brief.