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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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Dawsons' private client growth plans tempt partner from BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has lost tax specialist and private client partner Wynne Thomas to Lincoln’s Inn firm Dawsons Thomas, who will be joining Dawsons in January 2003, has been a partner at BLP for 16 years. He has extensive experience advising on UK and overseas tax planning issues with particular emphasis on advising high […]

Norton Rose set to launch Rome base

Norton Rose partners are poised to vote on plans to open a Rome office. The firm’s Milan base is already in talks with a number of potential laterals about launching a practice in the capital The extended presence would help Norton Rose exploit the market for projects, infrastructure and energy work. Closer proximity to Italy’s […]

Leigh Day builds case against UK for Mau Mau

Mau Mau veterans tortured in colonial detention camps in the 1950s could attempt to sue the UK Government for around £500m if a case to be brought by Leigh Day & Co goes ahead Leigh Day partner Martin Day was approached by the veterans and has so far taken about half a dozen statements. From […]

Toffoletto in double merger

Toffoletto e Soci, the Italian member of global employment law network Ius Laboris, has merged with Aldo Bottini and Elio Cherubini. Bottini specialises in consultancy for top executives and advises on collective dismissals, restructurings and M&A. Cherubini’s main focus is collective dismissals, restructurings, agency and distribution law, litigation, arbitration and pensions law. Toffoletto has also […]

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