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568 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

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…

Will first law firm to go public face a shareholder suit? Stock prices seesaw with whiplash plan

Share prices of the world’s first publicly owned law firm lost 65 percent of their value last Thursday and Friday, but prices partially recovered this week.

The share price…

This law firm is the world’s oldest

A law firm in the United Kingdom is the world’s oldest operating law firm, according to Guinness World Records.

The Kent law firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore, traces its roots…

Goldberg Segalla announces partner’s firing on YouTube after he insulted Liverpool fans on camera

A well-known corporate insurance partner in the London office of a U.S. law firm has been publicly fired on YouTube, due to his use of insulting language in front of…

Hacktivist group’s ‘Million Mask March’ sparks protests at US federal courthouses

A “Million Mask March” on Thursday organized by the hacktivist group Anonymous on the anniversary of a failed British rebellion in 1605 reportedly created chaos in London.

But it also…

Goodwin Procter opens Frankfurt office with 4 partners from Ashurst

Goodwin Procter an office in Frankfurt, Germany, with four Ashurst partners. It is the firm’s second European office,

David Hashmall, who serves as chairman of the U.S.-based firm, said the…

Choir of lawyers is a hit at Magna Carta celebration

When the ABA was planning the Opening Session for its London Sessions commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta this summer, it wanted to strike just the right note…

Lawyer who dodged train fare will pay restitution based on discounted weekly pass rate

A British lawyer who cut the cost of commuting to London by pretending to travel from a station much closer to the city’s center would have had to—over a period…

Allen & Overy, first UK Magic Circle firm to open in Toronto, is closing its office there

Only a year after Allen & Overy became the first of London’s leading corporate law firms to open an office in Toronto, the so-called Magic Circle firm is closing the…

After UK kills citizens in Syria in drone strike, critics question policy

Four years after a U.S. killing of an American-born cleric in Yemen through a drone strike sparked concern and criticism, the U.K. is facing similar questions about the drone-strike deaths…

Was it ‘misogynistic behavior’? BigLaw partner is chided for comment on ‘stunning’ LinkedIn photo

A human rights lawyer in the United Kingdom has accused a Brown Rudnick partner of “unacceptable and misogynistic behavior” for his comment about her “stunning” photo on LinkedIn.

The human…

Citing twin law firm websites (1 real, 1 fake), bar group urges public to beware

Add another law firm to the growing list of those whose partners have been horrified to discover that they have an Internet twin.

For anyone who might happen to see…

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