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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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Heald Nickinson duo enter insolvency arrangements

Two partners at Milton Keynes firm Heald Nickinson have entered into individual voluntary arrangements, but they say they have revitalised the firm’s fortunes by bringing in fresh blood. Tim Roberts and Gareth Pobjoy, as well as former senior partner Richard Swan, who has since left the firm, entered into individual voluntary arrangements in May because […]

IT use levels off but 95 per cent of users are upgrading

Computer use has reached saturation point among US lawyers, but nearly all small law firms that use IT are upgrading the hardware they have, according to a survey by the American Bar Association. The association’s annual survey of automation among law firms with fewer than 20 lawyers found that computer use has levelled off at […]

IT brings librarians to book

Medium-sized firms do not possess the resources in finance, space or personnel to match large firms. Nevertheless, they face the same demands for up-to-date legal information and quick access to a wide range of sources is essential. Librarians in medium-sized firms are one-stop information shops. If the information required is not in the library, they […]

Personal injury seminar raises money for charity

John Malpas reports THE TAKINGS of a seminar on personal injury law have been donated to a charity which helps head injury victims. The Headway National Head Injuries Association was the grateful recipient of the £1,500 raised at the seminar held jointly by common law set Goldsmith Building and forensic accountants Frenkel Topping Structured Settlements. […]

Fury at 'UK' session held without Scots

Furious Scottish solicitors have attacked the Law Society of England and Wales for holding a seminar labelled “a joint UK/US session” without their participation. The session, held at the ABA conference, was co-chaired by Tony Girling and had senior City solicitors speaking on the business issues of practising in Europe. It was jointly sponsored by […]

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