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567 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

London judge sides with divorcing US lawyer in battle over baby grand piano

Attorney Richard Fields doesn’t play the piano at all and his estranged wife Ekaterina admittedly is no expert.

But somehow a $100,000 baby grand piano in the couple’s former New…

Law firm poised to be UK’s first to go public, hopes to raise $15M in IPO

Updated: A midsize commercial law firm is poised to become the first in the United Kingdom to go public.

Birmingham-based Gateley announced Tuesday that it had retained Cantor Fitzgerald…

Demanding work schedules are damaging their health, say 82% of surveyed lawyers

The demands of work at leading law firms in the United States and United Kingdom are quantified in a new survey that found 22 percent of senior lawyers and partners…

Lawyer says his restitution for dodging thousands in train fares should reflect weekly pass rate

A prominent British attorney with star credentials who once worked for one of London’s most profitable law firms is now making headines for a different reason.

Peter Barnett, 43, is…

Slater & Gordon makes $947M offer to acquire major UK personal injury law firm

Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, is poised to acquire most of a major United Kingdom competitor.

Assuming that Quindell partners agree in an April 17…

Jenner & Block to open first overseas office; seeks to hire lawyers in London

Known for its litigation, insurance coverage and regulatory enforcement and white-collar defense work, Jenner & Block is opening its first overseas office in London, home of the famed Lloyd’s insurance…

Winston Churchill wanted to give rare Magna Carta manuscript to US, documents show

Great Britain’s prime minister and other officials wanted to give the U.S. a rare historic manuscript of the Magna Carta during World War II, as a thank-you for America’s anticipated…

2nd name partner exits Nelson Brown for Goldberg Segalla, along with 6 more attorneys in NC office

For the second time in less than a week, Goldberg Segalla has announced that a name partner is joining the New York-based firm from Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein.

The…

Colorado lawyer wins $150K libel award against UK Internet troll who criticized his law firm

Angry and upset by an online attack that seemed to be coming from a disgruntled client, Colorado lawyer Timothy Bussey retained counsel to find out who was behind the criticism…

Fake law firm websites using real lawyers’ profiles are increasing, bar group says

A growing number of fake law firm websites are potentially scamming “clients” and gathering their confidential financial information, a European regulator is warning the public.

Additionally, since fake law firm…

BigLaw firm to require all workers to do 25 hours of community service each year

A number of law firms require attorneys to do a certain amount of pro bono legal work each year.

But a new Hogan Lovells policy requiring all employees to perform…

Britain nears legalization of ‘three-parent babies’

British lawmakers in the House of Commons approved legislation on Tuesday that would allow an in vitro fertilization technique intended to combat genetic diseases passed from mothers to children.

The…

Cooley launches in London with more than 55 lawyers from MoFo and Edwards Wildman

A Silicon Valley powerhouse has opened its first European office, raiding two U.S. competitors to create a team of more than 55 lawyers in London.

The new office of the…

LegalZoom gets OK to operate in UK

An online purveyor of self-help legal documents such as living trusts and wills has gotten a green light to operate in the United Kingdom as an alternative business structure.

After losing BigLaw jobs, ex-Skadden associates form own firm, join Dentons as partners

Losing their BigLaw jobs five years ago during a mass layoff in the midst of the Great Recession turned out to be beneficial for two former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher…

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