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EU: Your web doctor will see you now – software as a medical device

Patients nowadays have access to an enormous range of medical knowledge through social media, websites and health apps (in combination with wearables). The latter have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their ability to monitor in real time pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose levels and other parameters. Doctors are also intrigued by the […]

Supreme Court upholds ‘no oral variation’ clause

By Emma Davies The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24 upheld the validity of a clause that limited the parties’ freedom to vary their contract orally. In reversing the Court of Appeal’s decision to find the ‘no oral variation’ or ‘no oral modification (NOM)’ clause binding, […]

Russia’s enduring love for fake luxury and legal action to take

By David Aylen and Elizaveta Osipchuk When reputable social media platforms are involved, rights holders should contact the social media company first and ask it to remove the account. Fortunately, such companies usually collaborate with brand owners as much as possible and take swift measures to block infringing content (usually within three to five days). However, […]

SmartLaw 2.0: expert insights for the future of law

A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]

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Tom Axford: Scottish Water

Dirty water, an ageing infrastructure and a new regulator. Scottish Water’s six-lawyer team has an uphill struggle. And all on a shoestring budget from the Scottish Executive. By Brendan Malkin There is so much happening at Scottish Water that it must be hard for even its own lawyers to keep up with it all. Debates […]

One Essex Court junior decamps to Brick Court

In a rare move between two of the bar’s commercial elite, Brick Court Chambers has picked up a new junior tenant from One Essex Court Daniel Jowell, a competition specialist of 10 years’ call, joined Brick Court last Monday (7 March). His arrival brings the number of barristers at Brick Court to 62. Jowell’s move is designed to develop […]

One Essex Court junior decamps to Brick Court

In a rare move between two of the bar’s commercial elite, Brick Court Chambers has picked up a new junior tenant from One Essex Court Daniel Jowell, a competition specialist of 10 years’ call, joined Brick Court last Monday (7 March). His arrival brings the number of barristers at Brick Court to 62. Jowell’s move is designed to develop […]

Court of Appeal sides with legal professional privilege

The Court of Appeal last week clarified the duties of solicitors in reporting money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Lord Justices Brooke, Mance and Dyson were ruling in the case of Bowman v Fels. During the course of legal proceedings over the ownership of a house, Jennifer Bowman’s solicitors, Levine Mellins […]

Merger conflicts drive more partners from Shaw Pittman

Nine more partners are leaving Shaw Pittman following the five that left last week as the firm rapidly weeds out those conflicted by, or not enamoured with, the firm’s merger with Pillsbury Winthrop As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (10 March), Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) is the chief beneficiary, taking a group of six partners, including […]

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