SUSSEX, England, September 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Sussex based law firm Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP, is delighted to announce that it is supporting a major scientific expedition to the North Pole to capture vitally needed data for scientists studying the impact of global warming on the Arctic ice cap.

Expedition leader, explorer and environmentalist Pen Hadow said that the aim of the Arctic Survey is to measure the exact thickness of the permanent Arctic ice and so determine more accurately the rate at which it is melting.

From the start Rix & Kay has been acting as the official legal advisers to the expedition. The firm's professional support includes dealing with detailed sponsorship agreements, unique employment contracts and advising generally on legal issues.

"If we discover the North Pole ice cap really is melting as fast as some experts fear," Pen Hadow explained, "Then this survey will provide a decisive wake-up call for political leaders everywhere to take urgent action."

"Given the urgency of the debate on climate change we are excited to be involved with this very important expedition," says Bruce Hayter, Rix & Kay managing partner, "The firm's support reflects our concerns about global climate change."

Interview opportunity:

The deputy leader of the Catlin Arctic Survey expedition is Ann Daniels. Ann will be available for a limited number of interviews on Wednesday 24th September, either at the head offices of Rix & Kay Solicitors in Uckfield or later in the day at the firm's annual Sports Conference at the University of Brighton, where she will be the principal speaker.

Editors notes:

Ann Daniels is a record breaking explorer and was part of the first British women's team to reach the South Pole on foot. In 2002 Ann put together the first British women's team to reach the North Pole and the first all female team in the world to ski to both Poles.

Further details of the Catlin Arctic Survey are at

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP is a leading, Sussex based law firm with a national client base. It provides a comprehensive and personal service to private clients via its specialist property, wills, trusts and probate and family departments. It also has an enviable reputation as commercial lawyers through its commercial litigation and commercial departments, which offer a full range of services to businesses in the South East.

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Contact George Grammer at Jekyll PR tel. +44(0)1403-783753; e mail; to arrange an interview with Ann.

Contact George Grammer at Jekyll PR tel. +44(0)1403-783753; e mail; to arrange an interview with Ann.