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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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Second lease of life for Mackay's Bill

THE CONTROVERSY surrounding Lord Mackay’s Divorce Law Reform Bill could end this week if reports about its inclusion in the Queen’s Speech prove correct. Family lawyers are standing firm in their support of the Lord Chancellor, saying his plans to introduce a no-fault divorce system are essential. And they have also welcomed claims that his […]

Watson Farley swaps US partners

WATSON Farley & Williams is returning New York partner David Osborne to its London headquarters almost six years after he opened the firm’s US office. Osborne will be replaced at the 25-lawyer US practice by banking partner Michael Kenny who moved to New York last month. Kenny, who joined Watson Farley from Norton Rose in […]

Is it time to split up the society?

Everyone supports efficiency, but there is only so much that can be saved through that route. This year’s £20 reduction in the practising certificate fee is the result of efficiency savings and a forward-looking property strategy. No doubt further savings will be experienced in 1996, But for real cuts you need to stop doing some […]

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