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549 ABA Journal United Kingdom articles.

Proving consent: Tech companies are creating apps to combat sexual assault
Software developers believe they can leverage technology to bolster and prove consent: uConsent is Gunner Technology's app designed to enshrine consent between two people. Empowering Victims created consent app We-Consent and it is developing an assault reporting tool. The Callisto app helps victims document assault incidents.
Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein’s dinner-and a-movie hypothetical, allows civil sex-trafficking suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a British actress who sued producer Harvey Weinstein for an alleged violation of the federal sex-trafficking law.

LegalZoom announces $500M secondary investment
LegalZoom, the legal services giant, has landed a $500 million secondary investment led by Francisco Partners and GPI Capital, according to a press release issued Tuesday.
Embracing the possibilities of law grads from nontraditional backgrounds
Those of us who have had challenges on the way to working in the legal industry must speak up about their own experiences to inspire others. At the University of Exeter, a program called Pathways to Law supports high-achieving students from nonprivileged backgrounds as they finish school and start the process of applying to university.
UK judge calls for ban on pointed kitchen knives to reduce stabbing deaths
A retiring judge in the United Kingdom is calling for a ban on the sale of large pointed kitchen knives to reduce stabbing deaths.
Reed Smith expands ‘Innovation Hours’ program
Reed Smith is expanding its Innovation Hours program, which allows fee earners to bill up to 50 hours on select projects.
‘Right to be forgotten’ can apply to criminals: UK high court rules against Google
The “right to be forgotten” notched a win in the High Court of England and Wales, requiring Google to delist references to a businessman’s criminal history.
UK law firms disclose gender pay gap numbers, but don’t reveal US data

Dozens of law firms in the United Kingdom are disclosing information on the pay gap between male and female employees as a result of regulations that apply to businesses with…

Nearly 1 million UK law firm passwords are available on the dark web, report says
Websites that collect stolen and leaked credentials had about 1.16 million email addresses from the 500 top law firms in the United Kingdom, according to cybersecurity firm report.
Offshore law firm sues 2 UK-based news outlets for reporting on ‘Paradise Papers’

Offshore law firm Appleby has sued the BBC and the Guardian for their reports on documents taken in a data breach.

Appleby wants a permanent injunction to prevent further use…

Oxford grad’s suit claims bad teaching cost him the chance to attend an Ivy League law school

A graduate of Oxford University claims his lower-than-expected grades there 17 years ago made it impossible to attend an Ivy League law school in the United States or to perform…

Nevada plans to use fentanyl in upcoming execution

Nearly a year ago, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier asked to be executed, telling a state court judge he would forego his appeals. A doctor deemed Dozier, who was…

‘Super’ exam for UK solicitor candidates coming in 2020

The United Kingdom’s Solicitors Regulation Authority will require candidates to pass a centralized “super” exam starting in September 2020.

The two-part test will include computer-based multiple choice questions and a…

Deutsche Bank will refuse to pay UK and European law firms for work done by junior attorneys

Deutsche Bank has informed U.K. law firms that it will no longer pay for work done by newly admitted lawyers and trainees.

Legal Week reported Tuesday that Deutsche Bank’s…

Parliament must give its consent before Brexit process begins, Britain’s Supreme Court rules

Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Parliament must give its consent before Britain begins the process of leaving the European Union.

The court said proceeding without an act of…

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