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564 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

Sutherland and Eversheds agree to merger

Atlanta-based Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and U.K. law firm Eversheds have agreed to merge.

The merger had “exceptionally strong approval” from both partnerships, according to a press release. The…

Sutherland and Eversheds confirm merger talks

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Eversheds have confirmed they are discussing a merger that would create a law firm with more than 2,300 lawyers in 29 countries.

According to

Dentons launches new shared services hub in Poland, will lay off about 25 in UK

Dentons will eliminate approximately 25 jobs in the United Kingdom in preparation for the opening of its new shared-services hub in Warsaw, Poland. The hub, which officially launched on Monday,…

No Brexit without Parliament OK, UK’s High Court rules

Britain’s High Court of Justice unanimously ruled Thursday that Parliament must first approve the issuing of Article 50, the formal declaration to separate from the European Union.

The court…

Uncertainty about Brexit gives UK lawyers a boost

LONDON—As the United Kingdom continues to operate in limbo after its historic vote to leave the European Union, law firms offer advice and counsel as their clients navigate the uncharted…

Northern Ireland judge rejects legal challenges to Brexit

A judge in Northern Ireland has turned aside two of the first legal challenges to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

According to The Guardian, Justice Paul Maguire,…

UK law firms approve three-way merger

Three law firms in the United Kingdom have approved a merger into a single firm with more than 4,500 lawyers in 36 countries.

The combining firms are CMS UK, Nabarro…

Rocket Lawyer launches European joint venture, contemplates leaving UK in the wake of Brexit vote

Rocket Lawyer could be looking away from the United Kingdom as it strives to create stronger roots within the European Union.

The company announced in a press release Wednesday…

Hoping for (or dreading) an early retirement? It’s the norm at many UK law firms

It’s not unusual for lawyers at top law firms in the United Kingdom to leave by age 55.

In the United Kingdom’s top 14 law firms, only 4 percent of…

Hunton merger talks with UK law firm reportedly stall following Brexit vote

Uncertainty following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has reportedly slowed merger talks between Hunton & Williams and the U.K. law firm Addleshaw Goddard.

Unidentified partners at the…

Non-lawyer ownership laws in UK allow some firms to thrive

While the debate over non-lawyer ownership of law firms continues to rage in the United States, several lawyers in the U.K. seem to be pleased with the way outside investments…

Pay freeze at London law firm brought on by Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Despite recently posting its second highest profit per equity partner, London law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has frozen pay and bonuses for its UK-based staff until November, according to

Haynes and Boone merges with London-based law firm

The United Kingdom may have voted to leave the European Union, but that has not stopped Haynes and Boone from choosing to come to London.

In a Thursday press…

UK law firms scramble to provide answers for Brexit questions

The uncertainty surrounding life and laws in the United Kingdom following the vote to leave the European Union has left law firms scrambling, and at the moment there are more…

Law firms run 24-hour hotlines for client questions after Britain votes to leave European Union

Law firms are sending out client advisories, planning client briefings and running 24-hour hotlines to answer clients’ questions after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Britain’s exit isn’t expected…

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