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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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Bank of England has appointed Malcolm Glover as adviser to the governor and head of the legal unit. He replaces Len Berkowitz, who retired at the end of January. Glover will take up his appointment in June, following his retirement from Denton Wilde Sapte, where he was a partner.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has made its first post-merger lateral partner hire with an appointment to its property department. Lesley-Anne Avis joins later this month from Rowe & Maw, where she is a fixed-share partner. She specialises in property development and local authority-related work and has worked on PFI transactions. Avis has been at Rowe […]

Osborne Clarke and McGuinness merge

Osborne Clarke is launching an attack on the London property market by merging with niche West End property firm McGuinness Finch. Four property partners, two planning partners and one property litigation partner will join Osborne Clarke on 1 June, following several months of discussions. The team also includes five assistants. Founded in 1985, McGuinness earned […]

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