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FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
US actor George Clooney arrives at the Aman hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Guests leave Palazzo Papadopoli Aman hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where US actor George Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin married in Venice and looked set to party the night away with their A-list friends in one of the most high-profile celebrity weddings in years. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor George Clooney sighting at Canal Grande on September 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
US actor Bill Murray (C) arrives with guests at Palazzo Papadopoli, Hotel Aman, on September 27, 2014 in Venice where Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Bono (R) arrives at Palazzo Papadopoli, Hotel Aman, on September 27, 2014 in Venice where Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Guests attend a cocktail at the Cipriani hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where US actor George Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Model Cindy Crawford (C) arrives at Palazzo Papadopoli, Hotel Aman, on a taxi boat on September 27, 2014 in Venice where Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor George Clooney sighting at Canal Grande on September 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
US actor George Clooney attends a cocktail at the Cipriani hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where the actor and his British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Matt Damon (2ndL) attends a cocktail at the Cipriani hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where US actor George Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer of U2 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson sighting at Marco Polo Airport on September 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer of U2 Bono and his wife Ali Hewson sighting at Marco Polo Airport on September 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
US actor George Clooney arrives at the Aman hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (L) chats with Rande Gerber on September 27, 2014 at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice before his wedding with British Amal Alamuddin in Venice. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Guests attend a cocktail at the Cipriani hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where US actor George Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Guests attend a cocktail at the Cipriani hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where US actor George Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (L) and top model Cindy Crawford leave their table on September 27, 2014 at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice before his wedding with British Amal Alamuddin in Venice. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney chats with topmodel Cindy Crawford on September 27, 2014 at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice before his wedding with British Amal Alamuddin in Venice. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (L), topmodel Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber (R) leave their table on September 27, 2014 at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice before his wedding with British Amal Alamuddin in Venice. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed 'Amore', zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney (L) looks on as he leaves the restaurant Da Ivo with friends and his father during his stag night event in Venice on September 27, 2014. Clooney and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on September 26 for a spectacular waterfront wedding billed as the party of the year. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney (2nd row L) waves to his fans as he leaves the restaurant Da Ivo with friends and his father during his stag night event in Venice on September 27, 2014. Clooney and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on September 26 for a spectacular waterfront wedding billed as the party of the year. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney (2nd row R) waves to his fans waves as he leaves the restaurant Da Ivo with friends and his father during his stag night event in Venice on September 27, 2014. Clooney and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on September 26 for a spectacular waterfront wedding billed as the party of the year. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney looks on as he leaves the restaurant Da Ivo with friends and his father during his stag night event in Venice on September 27, 2014. Clooney and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on September 26 for a spectacular waterfront wedding billed as the party of the year. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney (top C) rides in a boat as he leaves the restaurant Da Ivo with friends and his father during his stag night event in Venice on September 27, 2014. Clooney and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on September 26 for a spectacular waterfront wedding billed as the party of the year. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
English editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour arrives at Marco Polo Airport in Venice on September 26, 2014. The party of the year is happening here: the fresco-adorned Aman hotel on Venice's Grand Canal is feverishly preparing for George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fiancee. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
English editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour takes a taxi boat upon her arrival in Venice on September 26, 2014. The party of the year is happening here: the fresco-adorned Aman hotel on Venice's Grand Canal is feverishly preparing for George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fiancee. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney (2ndL) and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin (2ndR), take a taxi boat upon their arrival in Venice, on September 26, 2014, on the eve of their wedding. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Richard Kind arrives on September 26, 2014 at Marco Polo Airport in Venice to take a taxi boat for the September 27 wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fiancee. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)
US musician Steve Lukather arrives at Marco Polo Airport in Venice on September 26, 2014. The party of the year is happening here: the fresco-adorned Aman hotel on Venice's Grand Canal is feverishly preparing for George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fiancee. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Lior Suchard (R) performs magic for Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney, and Veronica Berti during the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September , 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
US actor George Clooney arrives with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night to promote the Andrea Bocelli Foundation on September 7, 2014 in Florence. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney attend the Celebrity Fight Night In Italy Benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Gala on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Amal Alamuddin leaving Berners Tavern restaurant on October 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: George Clooney attends 'Monuments Men' Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on February 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: George Clooney attends 'Monuments Men' Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on February 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin is pictured during a press conference in London on November 5, 2012. The British law firm that employs George Clooney's girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday April 28, 2014, that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Actor George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 8: Model Lisa Snowdon (L), actor George Clooney and mom Nina Warrer arrive at the Warner Bros. premiere of the film 'Ocean's Twelve' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre December 8, 2004 in Hollywood California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 15: Actor George Clooney (L) and Lisa Snowdon arrive at the premiere of Universal's 'The Bourne Supremacy' at the Arclight Cinemas on July 15, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 15: Actor George Clooney (L) and Lisa Snowdon arrive at the premiere of Universal's 'The Bourne Supremacy' at the Arclight Cinemas on July 15, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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(Reuters) - A London law firm confirmed the worst-kept secret in show business on Monday by sending congratulations to one of its lawyers and Hollywood leading man George Clooney on their engagement.

Media speculation that Clooney had gone back on his vow never to remarry grew at the weekend after his girlfriend, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, was spotted wearing a large ring on her wedding finger at a Los Angeles restaurant.

The couple have said nothing and Clooney's representative declined to comment on the actor's personal life, but on Monday Alamuddin's law firm released a statement.

"The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr George Clooney on their engagement to be married," the firm said.

Clooney, 52, and Alamuddin, 36, have been dating since last October, according to media reports.

Clooney, a two-time Oscar winner and human rights activist, has been married once, but since his 1993 divorce from Talia Balsam has remained one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors.

Apart from his acting, Clooney has also recently worked as an advocate for refugees in Darfur in Sudan.

"BRIGHT LIGHT"

The London law firm said it had recruited Alamuddin in 2010 to complete her training as a barrister in England and she later became a full member, joining its international law team.

She was educated at St Hugh's College, Oxford University, and New York University School of Law and speaks Arabic and French fluently, according to the law firm's website.

Alamuddin has advised United Nations former secretary-general Kofi Annan on Syria, represented Ukraine's ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in challenging her detention before the European Court of Human Rights and has also represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings.

Alamuddin drew publicity last year when she was named as topping an online "hot list" of attractive female barristers in Britain.

Barrister Geoffrey Robertson, who took Alamuddin on at Doughty Street chambers and worked with her on the Tymoshenko and Assange cases, described her as a "brilliant and passionate defender of human rights" who was respected by her colleagues.

The chief executive of her law firm, Robin Jackson, added his personal congratulations.

"She brings a bright light to everything she is involved in, and I am so delighted at her happy news," he said.

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