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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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A&O, LeBoeuf scoop Centrica deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae have secured the $486.4m (£243.87m) disposal of Newfield’s UK subsidiary to Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy supplier. The deal sees Centrica take an 85 per cent stake in the Grove gas field, which started production this summer, as well as an 80 per […]

Kennedys set to launch in Manchester

Insurance law firm Kennedys has announced plans to open an office in Manchester. Next year, Kennedys will take over One Fenchurch Avenue, putting the firm at the heart of the insurance industry, said the firm. The firm currently has six offices in United Kingdom. Three offices are located in London – Chiswell Street, Lloyd’s Avenue […]

ITV bags hat trick hero

“I counted them all out and I counted them all back.” Not soldiers, of course, or Chelsea managers, but solicitors out of and into private practice. Today ITV announced that it had enticed LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae partner Andrew Garard back in-house, while Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has recruited BBC lawyer Jaron Lewis into its […]

Clint Evans: Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

After rowing across the Atlantic, it seems no mission is too big for BLG’s new CEO Clint Evans, who plans to apply the same theories to his next challenge Name: Clint EvansFirm: Barlow Lyde & Gilbert Title: CEO Firm turnover: £76.2m Total number of lawyers: 271 Clint Evans’ CV Education: BSc in Pharmacology, University of […]

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