United Kingdom

International Law

UK top court overturns 180 divorces by Italians over ‘conspiracy to pervert the course of justice’

Law Firms

22 Bingham partners, including 18 in London, leap to Akin Gump

Law Firms

BuckleySandler is opening a London office

Law Firms

Will Bingham lose its London managing partner? Merger talks said to spur possible exodus

Business of Law

Hinshaw & Culbertson to acquire 45-attorney California firm

Cybersecurity

Fake law firm websites use real firms’ photos and info, but alter contact details

Business of Law

Slater & Gordon offers law firm stock-purchase plan for UK workers

Evidence

Guilty as charged? No problem, UK expert witnesses tell undercover reporters

Work/Life Balance

Too much work, too little time is a chief cause of stress for London trainee lawyers

Labor & Employment

Partner can sue own law firm as a whistleblower, top UK court rules

Criminal Justice

Boston College offers to return interviews of Irish paramilitary troops

The Modern Law Library

This 18th-century British judge helped SCOTUS decide the fate of Guantanamo detainees (podcast)

Celebrities

George Clooney is engaged to high-profile human rights lawyer

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Prison inmate who broke out to flee ‘very noisy’ rap music sentenced to 10 extra months

Advertising Law

Ad poking fun at Pistorius murder trial sparks protests

Around the Blawgosphere

Should napping at work be encouraged? | Federal judge returns to popular blog with an announcement

Legislation & Lobbying

Thousands of lawyers protest ‘unnecessary and crippling’ UK legal aid cuts, boycott court hearings

International Law

Thefts of $470M in bitcoins spur lawsuits, calls for regulation; a ‘bitcoin paradox,’ law prof says

International Law

UK spies stored Yahoo webcam images from around the world (some explicit): Does NSA have copies?

Legal Ethics

Resume lies lead to disbarment for former Paul Hastings partner