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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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Show evidence of RUC's guilt

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 970 4640, e-mail lawyer.edit@chiron.co.uk, DX44700 Soho Square. THE MURDER of Rosemary Nelson was wicked and tragic. It was unfortunate, therefore, that you should accuse the Royal Ulster Constabulary of harassment without providing evidence to support the allegation (The Lawyer, 22 March). […]

Stephensons boss quits for Greek job

Stephenson Harwood’s senior partner, David Slade, is due to step down this week to return to his Greek shipping practice and develop the client base. Slade will be based in the Piraeus office near Athens, where he will continue to expand the practice and build on work from the Croatian shipping industry. His replacement has […]

Scottish Legal Aid Board suspends senior

A SENIOR member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has been suspended. The person, who has not been identified, was suspended on full pay pending the outcome of an investigation into the SLAB’s accounts assessment procedures. SLAB chairman Jean Couper says: “This issue is of utmost concern to the board and we have immediately […]

Councils to judge the judiciary

Neil Addison says UK judges’ appointments and disciplinary procedures should be compared and adjusted to Canadian rather than US law. Neil Addison is a barrister in Cathedral Chambers, Newcastle. Following the “Hoffmann Affair” the issue of how judges are appointed and disciplined is again under discussion. The incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights […]

New Denton Hall chief plans support shake-up

Denton Hall’s newly elected UK managing partner is making her mark by introducing sweeping ref-orms to the firm’s support services. Virginia Glastonbury, deputy managing partner to managing partner Jon-athan Tatten, who decided not to stand for re-election, says: “There will be a total review across the board.” Those support services likely to come under the […]

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