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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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Shearmans City partner leaves finance group

Shearman & Sterling‘s London office is losing a project finance partner, believed to be the first partner to leave since the firm launched its UK law capability in 1996. Rupert Walker, who was one of the founding lawyers in the UK law practice when he moved to Shearmans from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in […]

Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital arranges and underwrites £680m worth of senior and mezzanine facilities in connection with the leveraged acquisition of Rank’s holiday division by a consortium comprising Bourne Leisure Group

News in brief

The Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has hit back at claims that it is considering scrapping the lay magistracy. It admits it has set up a research project to assess whether the current balance between the use of lay magistracy and Stipendiaries is correct but insists that the Government is committed to the principle of the […]

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE LPC?

The report commissioned by the City Eight found that complaints revolved around the following: Legal research: this should be emphasised, given that it is a core skill. Letter writing: general writing skills should be developed; client letters would tend not to be written by trainees, but the ability to prepare a good note or summarise […]

Rosenblatt wins top client from Olswang

Niche City media and telecoms firm Rosenblatt Solicitors has won the Wireless Group as a client from under the nose of Olswang. The company, which is the UK’s fourth-largest commercial radio group, floated on the London Stock Exchange in May this year when it used Olswang as its adviser. Run by Kelvin McKenzie, former editor […]

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