Having attained her LLB (Law) from St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, Laetitia completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in October 2009. As a non-practicing barrister, she holds an LLM in International Commercial Law with specialization in International Energy Litigation (Commendation) from City Law School. While obtaining credits from UWLA Law School for the California Bar Exam, in 2015 she was awarded The Witkin Award in Constitutional Law.
Aside from her energy, climate mitigation and environmental protection work, Laetitia has been a freelance writer for 30 years for a range of publications including Harpers Bazaar, Frank, W, The Sunday Times, Above Magazine (Editor-At-Large) and Spear’s Wealth Management Magazine.
In the context of the UNFCC’s carbon emissions reduction targets and guarding against fuel poverty with a specific focus on transitional energy strategies, Laetitia is now promoting New Nuclear with conventional renewables (coined by Professor Joshua Goldstein as “nuables”), as probably the best answer to solve climate change in line with the Agenda 2030 and 2050 timelines.
Laetitias first documentary film was made in 2011 for the iconic eco-philanthropists Northface and Patagonia adventurer-brand-builders-turned-mega-conservationists, Doug and Kristine Tompkins www.tompkinsconservation.org. The short documentary includes a very rare first-hand personal interview Doug Tompkins gave at home in South America that traversed his whole life story. It was shot in two of the major National Parks the Tompkins co-created in Patagonia which amounted to 6.2 million acres acquired to provide inspirational eco tourism, land restoration, rewilding for endangered wildlife and rare biodiversity.
When Doug passed away in 2015, Kristine asked Laetitia to show her documentary (filmed by wildlife cinematographer Madeleine Farley) about her late husband at his memorial held at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco to a large audience of lifelong environment, clean energy, climate and conservation dedicated guests. This short documentary has gone on to inspire three major documentaries including an upcoming biopic on the Tompkins extraordinary life, Wild Life by Little Monster Films released Spring 2023. Laetitia donated her short film to Tompkins Conservation.
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Laetitia’s current academic focus to accelerate New Nuclear adoption is twofold;
i) a T20 Recommendation Report on how best performing countries are adapting their regulatory regimes to new technologies and their significant safety advances and ii) a T20 Recommendation Report on unlocking the financing challenges of developing SMR and AMR’s, including an analysis of the financial models, institutional and sustainable/climate finance capabilities and need for radical subsidy reform.
Having worked at The Council on Foreign Relations in New York in the 1990’s, Laetitia has also worked for the M&A Practice of Wilmerhale LLP (London), the Air Quality and Climate Change Practice at Katten, Muchin and Rosenman LLP (San Francisco) and more recently assisted a partner with business development who belongs to the international energy and infrastructure practice group of US law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Laetitia is an Advisory Board Member of leading European environmental litigation charity ClientEarth and a “Climate Leader” with Al Gore’ Climate Reality Project.
Laetitia regularly co-hosts climate & energy, ecology & nature and social impact focused events in London (see Upcoming International Events Page).
In October 2022, Laetitia founded Transition2Zero Limited in the UK, an energy transition, infrastructure and project development consultancy firm www.transition2zero.net See About Us for more information.
Company Number: 14426692