United Kingdom

557 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

Attendance Counts for UK Associates Facing Layoffs at DLA Piper

DLA Piper associates in the United Kingdom who called in sick may feel even worse when layoff decisions are made.

The law firm has drafted six possible criteria to determine…

British Lord Gets 12 Weeks for Text-Messaging Behind the Wheel

A member of the British House of Lords has been given a 12-week jail term for dangerous driving after sending text-messages while behind the wheel.

Although a solicitor for Lord…

UK Firm Set to Hire at Least 10 McKee Nelson Partners for US Presence

The British law firm Ashurst is in advanced talks to acquire at least 10 finance partners from McKee Nelson, giving the British law firm a presence in New York and…

A&O to Ax Up to 250 Lawyers and 200 Staff, Freeze Pay, Ask Partners for Capital

A top London-based international law firm has announced that, in response to unprecedented market conditions, it plans to cut up to 250 lawyers (including perhaps 47 partners) and…

UK Law Firm Simmons & Simmons to Ax Up to 69 Employees

Another United Kingdom law firm is preparing to lay off employees.

The firm Simmons & Simmons has announced a review that could lead to layoffs of up to 20 associates…

Prophet Richard Susskind Predicts the Future of Law; Internet is Key

A prophet who serves as something of a Cassandra to the legal profession is on an international tour to promote his latest book.

Initially pooh-poohed when he predicted, in 1996,…

Lawyer Loses Briefcase—and Sensitive Iraq War Documents

In the latest of a series of embarrassing incidents concerning the British government’s loss of confidential information, a solicitor with a well-known United Kingdom law firm apparently had his briefcase…

Spinoff Lures 3 London Partners from Cohen Milstein

There were already hard feelings about Michael Hausfeld’s departure in November, along with 17 antitrust lawyers, from the class action firm he founded.

So it likely isn’t music to the…

Grad Student Threatens to Sue Over Destruction of Rare Lizard Dung

Offered $750 in compensation and an apology after Leeds University mistakenly discarded an unmarked bag full of 75 pounds or so of rare lizard dung during an office cleanout, a…

‘Limited Turnover’ at Paul Hastings in Atlanta Office

Some lawyers have been let go at the Atlanta office of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, but the layoffs are nothing unusual, the firm says.

In a…