ABA Journal

United Kingdom

568 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

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,…

2 brothers got no time in drug case until they mocked judge in crude Facebook posts after sentencing

Two brothers initially got no jail time in a British drug case, because the judge suspended their two-year sentences when their lawyers said they were remorseful about the crime.

But…

As Canada’s Gowlings completes 1,400-attorney merger with UK firm, more growth is already planned

With Monday’s announcement of the completed merger of equivalent Canadian and United Kingdom law firms, the nearly 1,400-attorney combination is already looking for more merger prospects.

“It’s an exciting time…

Court rejects effort to trademark shape of KitKat candy bar

If the KitKat name wasn’t printed on the four connected “fingers” of a well-known candy bar, would customers know it was a KitKat without seeing the wrapper?

The answer to…

Spelling error sparks police terrorism investigation of schoolboy, 10

A 10-year-old British schoolboy meant to say in an English class exercise that he lived in a “terraced” house.

But he misspelled the word as “terrorist,” and teachers, not realizing…

Read more ...