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570 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

Cooley launches in London with more than 55 lawyers from MoFo and Edwards Wildman

A Silicon Valley powerhouse has opened its first European office, raiding two U.S. competitors to create a team of more than 55 lawyers in London.

The new office of the…

LegalZoom gets OK to operate in UK

An online purveyor of self-help legal documents such as living trusts and wills has gotten a green light to operate in the United Kingdom as an alternative business structure.

After losing BigLaw jobs, ex-Skadden associates form own firm, join Dentons as partners

Losing their BigLaw jobs five years ago during a mass layoff in the midst of the Great Recession turned out to be beneficial for two former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher…

Amid talk of possible carry-on ban, plane passenger charged with using backpack as dangerous weapon

Concerned about possible airline-focused terrorism targeting flights to Europe during the December holidays, officials in both the United Kingdom and the U.S. have been talking about potential enhancements in security…

Did burglars target attorneys’ home based on their law firm website profiles?

Robbed of approximately $150,000 in custom jewelry by burglars who seemingly may have known what they were looking for, two well-to-do attorneys are wondering whether their home was targeted based…

Top showbiz team is exiting O’Melveny for Latham

Not traditionally known for having a top entertainment practice, Latham & Watkins is adding two big-name showbiz attorneys as part of a six-lawyer team from O’Melveny & Myers.

Exiting O’Melveny…

Rolling Stones settle $12.7M insurance claim over shows canceled due to Jagger’s girlfriend’s death

Updated: A legal battle between the Rolling Stones and insurance underwriters, concerning the band’s $12.7 million claim over the cancellation of seven Rolling Stones performances earlier this year, has been…

Man avoids UK prosecution for two years with coma and quadriplegia claims; video shows him walking

A British man who claimed he was quadriplegic and sometimes comatose pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing more than $64,000 from an elderly neighbor after he was caught on video…

More lawyers exit Bingham and Dickstein; Switching firms no longer carries stigma, says WSJ

Faced with a post-recession legal market that has been characterized by reduced demand for services and pressure by corporate clients to cut costs, some reconfiguring law firms are seeing significant…

Dechert partner says she doesn’t want to ‘have it all’; she just wants what men have

If you’re a woman who wants a family and a fulfilling career, choosing the right spouse is key, says Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, a Dechert partner married Nick Clegg, the United…

UK top court overturns 180 divorces by Italians over ‘conspiracy to pervert the course of justice’

The judge overseeing Britain’s top family court on Tuesday overturned 180 divorce cases involving Italian nationals, on the basis that the parties were not truthful about their U.K. residencies. In…

22 Bingham partners, including 18 in London, leap to Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has acquired 22 partners from overseas offices of Bingham McCutchen.

Bingham’s London office, which is losing 18 partners, is most hard hit by the…

BuckleySandler is opening a London office

A 150-attorney Washington, D.C.-based law firm known for its representation of financial services clients is opening a London office.

It is the first international outpost for BuckleySandler, which announced…

Will Bingham lose its London managing partner? Merger talks said to spur possible exodus

Bingham McCutchen could lose London managing partner James Roome along with several other international partners if the firm pursues merger talks with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, according to a published…

Hinshaw & Culbertson to acquire 45-attorney California firm

Known for its insurance and coverage work, Hinshaw & Culbertson is adding a 45-attorney California-based law firm with an international office in London to its roster.

As of Oct. 1,…

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