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557 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

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…

Womble Carlyle announces strategic alliance with UK firm

A strategic alliance announced Wednesday by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and the United Kingdom-based Bond Dickinson is intended to help each of the well-known firms expand its…

Clients drop firm after lawyer uses Twitter to celebrate ‘win’ against parents of disabled children

A British law firm suffered a sudden loss of business over the last few days, after a series of tweets by a founding partner who serves as its managing director…

Norton Rose Fulbright raids Sidley for 17-lawyer practice group and opens new San Francisco office

Megafirm Norton Rose Fulbright announced Thursday that it has hired Sidley Austin’s entire public finance practice group.

The group includes six partners, and seven of the lawyers will establish a…

Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop

A London-based international law firm plans to open its sixth U.S. office by acquiring an 18-attorney Miami, Florida, corporate litigation boutique.

Clyde & Co. announced the deal with

Law student prevails against Marvel and DC Comics over use of word ‘superhero’ in book title

A British businessman who is also a law student got some real-world legal experience over the last few years when the title of his self-help book, Business Zero to Superhero,…

Solving Mysteries: Lawyers play detective in legal writing
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. begins his dissenting opinion from a denial of cert in Pennsylvania v. Dunlap this way:

Slater and Gordon could be on the brink after reporting huge losses in the second half of 2015

The first law firm to go public may be on the verge of collapse after reporting a loss of nearly $700 million during the second half of 2015.

On Monday,…

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