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Law firm CEO discusses new book, the evolution of contracts and where he thinks contracts are headed

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Alex Hamilton, the CEO of Radiant Law, a U.K.-based law firm focused on contracts, and the author of Sign Here: The Enterprise Guide to Closing Contracts Quickly.

Dating app is for lawyers, legal professionals and those who want to meet them

A dating app called Lawyr is intended to connect people in the legal community with each other or with others who want to meet them.

Reed Smith expects to cut 66 legal secretary jobs in voluntary separation program

Reed Smith expects to cut 44 legal secretary jobs in the United States and another 22 of those jobs in the United Kingdom in a voluntary separation program, the law firm said Wednesday.

Morrison & Foerster cuts staff, citing trends accelerated by COVID-19 pandemic

Morrison & Foerster is cutting 4% of its staff positions in the United States and is in the process of eliminating a handful of staff jobs in the United Kingdom.

BigLaw firm cuts more than 130 jobs in offices overseas

Norton Rose Fulbright has cut 132 jobs in a restructuring affecting offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Deloitte’s legal arm will add up to 86 lawyers from UK law firm

Deloitte’s legal arm is acquiring the London law firm Kemp Little and up to 86 of its lawyers, including its 29 partners.

Former client acknowledges spying on BigLaw partner but says it’s a common tactic

A former Dechert client told a London judge Tuesday that spying conducted on a BigLaw partner is a common tactic in hard-fought commercial litigation.

No-deal Brexit could have drastic consequences for criminal justice

Brexit negotiations may have been extended, but lawyers and law enforcement officials continue to worry that Exit Day—the day the U.K. leaves the European Union—could bring the gears of justice to a grinding halt.

Top European Union court rules Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory content worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that judges in the EU can order Facebook to remove defamatory content worldwide.

Europe’s top court rules ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply to internet search results worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Google and other search engines are not obligated to delete links to websites and databases worldwide under a “right to be forgotten”…

French company held liable for death of employee after he had sex

The Court of Appeal in Paris has ruled that a French company is liable for the death of an employee who had a heart attack after sex with a stranger during a business trip.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge says ICE can’t issue ‘blanket’ parole denials; French judge gives rooster room to crow

ICE cannot issue ‘blanket’ parole denials to immigrants seeking asylum

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

DLA Piper lawyers in the UK are targeted in email scam

Scammers posed as DLA Piper lawyers in the United Kingdom to trick an entity into making a payment to a fraudulent bank account.

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As uncertainty looms over Brexit, UK law firms consider their options

While Dan Peyton’s London office may avoid the stickier aspects of Brexit, other U.S.-based firms in the U.K. and U.K.-based firms operating in Europe are trying to figure out how to operate across the European Union and with European clients in a post-Brexit world.

Proposed EU regulation to modernize copyright laws generates controversy, heated opposition

The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a new copyright directive that will clamp down on online copyright infringement and harmonize laws across its 28 member states, according to proponents. But many think the directive will chill free speech.

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