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564 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

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…

Hackers are stealing closing funds by intercepting lawyer-client email, experts say

Hackers are intercepting email between lawyers and clients, as well as real estate agents and their clients, in an effort to steal closing funds.

The scheme has been successful in…

LegalZoom is acquiring a UK law firm

LegalZoom has already been approved in the United Kingdom as an alternative business structure. But its expansion plans don’t end there.

The online legal document company announced plans on Thursday…

Northern Ireland’s abortion prohibitions violate human rights, Belfast judge rules

A judge on the Belfast High Court in Northern Ireland ruled Monday that the region’s prohibition of abortions in cases of rape, incest and fetal abnormality violates the human rights…

UK approves its first deferred prosecution agreement in bank’s bribery case

A judge on the High Court of Justice of England and Wales today approved the United Kingdom’s first deferred prosecution agreement, under which the ICBC Standard Bank will avoid criminal…

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