Two London Cooley companions are main a phone for attorneys at. U.S. firms in London to act in the wake of the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
The open up letter, circulated by London partners Sascha Grimm and Natasha Kaye, mirrors a comparable open letter signed by U.S female associates in guidance of women’s rights.
As non-U.S. associates are not able to signal this letter, the associate duo have released a U.K. version denouncing the Supreme Court choice, composing: ”We share the sentiments [the U.S. partners] have expressed so forcefully and eloquently. We are appalled at the decision in Dobbs.”
Signatories so considerably hail from companies which include Latham & Watkins, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Sidley Austin and Goodwin Procter, amid many others.
“It is normally mentioned that there is a particular romantic relationship concerning the U.K. and U.S. and that we share a sense of unity from a social, cultural and legal perspective,” the letter states. “It is for that purpose we come to feel the impact of the Dobbs decision so acutely, both equally as allies of our pals in the U.S., but also in panic for what it could suggest in regard of our individual political and social discourse in the U.K.”
Soon just after the U.S. open letter was printed, more than 2,200 male associates in the U.S. commenced their individual contact to motion.
The reverberations from the conclusion are currently being felt all over the planet, with fears of a knock-on impact on civil rights, privateness legal rights, women’s wellness, and even neighborhood legislation.
In July, Lincoln Tsang, spouse and head of Ropes & Gray’s European lifetime sciences practice in London, reported the conclusion has “quite understandably has troubled lots of on this side of the pond in relation to women’s rights and choices”.
The U.K. open letter adds: “This conclusion reminds us that even established rights for gals and minority groups are granted to us by these in energy and can be quickly taken absent, anywhere in the earth we may well be.
“We stand with our good friends and colleagues in the U.S. and will do all we can to assistance them and defend women’s rights to autonomy and equality. In solidarity.”