Amal Alamuddin changes surname to Clooney, following Venice wedding

The barrister has amended her name on the Doughty Street Chambers website

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Amal Alamuddin has seemingly changed her last name to Clooney, following her marriage to the actor last month.

Her profile has been changed on the Doughty Street Chambers to Amal Clooney, although the page has since crashed.

The human rights barrister – who married Clooney in a four-day-long celebration in Venice - had initially changed her name to Amal Alamuddin Clooney, but her professional profile reads differently.

The chambers she works for has already been forced to upgrade its website to contend with the traffic surge, following her wedding in September. She was hired by the law firm in 2010.

The lawyer, 36, has represented clients including Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the King of Bahrain. She has also served as counsel to the United Nations on the use of drones and as UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan’s advisor on Syria.

She is currently in Greece, where she is advising the Greek government on the repatriation of the Elgin Marbles from Britain.

The collection of sculptures, inscriptions and architectural features were acquired by Lord Elgin in 1816, while Athens was under the control of the Ottoman Empire. They are currently on display at the British Museum, despite Greece’s repeated request to have them returned.

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