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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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If correctly marketed, the Law Society’s annual ‘Make a Will Week’ could provide many solicitors with instructions for the preparation of wills from existing clients and from new clients. While it is more difficult for the promotional week to have any impact on those few City firms which still prepare wills or on other large […]

Doctor in the set

John Malpas reports A former doctor has made the transition to the Bar to join Devereux Chambers as a tenant. Dr Dijen Basu, who has just completed his pupillage at the set, is currently doing employment, personal injury and commercial work but hopes his medical background will help him to specialise successfully in medical negligence […]

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In brief: LAB accused of 'running legal aid agenda'

The Legal Aid Board has been accused of overstepping its role and setting the pace for legal aid reform by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. An editorial of the group’s journal Legal Aid News claims to have identified “worrying trends” suggesting the board rather than the Lord Chancellor’s Department is “running the legal aid agenda”. […]

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