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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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Aircraft cover

Commercial Court action is forthcoming in a battle between Kuwait Airways Corporation and a group of insurance companies over aircraft cover. Kuwait Airways is seeking a ruling that it was indemnified from the period of July 1 1990 to June 30 1991 under an aviation hull and spares war risks and allied perils insurance contract. […]

Arista accounts

London-based Jarvis & Bannister is to integrate the Arista accounts, practice database and marketing modules from Kienzle Systems into its existing network. The system will be based on Digital’s DECpc XL Unix set-up. The firm already operates two Novell-based networks in its offices.

Management Interface Ltd

Management Interface Ltd has scored two legal goals with the sales of systems to firms across the country. Northern firm Dickson Child Green & Greensmith has taken on a WordPerfect network, while Brand & Co of Surrey has opted for an AlphaLAW accounts, time recording and trusts set-up, following advice from Stoy Hayward’s Andrew Levison.

Copitrak 2000

CITY firm Freshfields has introduced a photocopying charge system from Emos Information Systems. The Copitrak 2000 has been installed in 24 copiers in Freshfield’s London offices. The system can compute copying costs so that disbursements are calculated accurately. Each user has a code number to identify them to the system.

Lawyers urged to ban sexist judges

LEADING corporate finance lawyer Mike Francies, one of Clifford Chance’s highest billers, is quitting the firm to head US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges’ corporate practice in London. Francies, who is thought to have billed about £3m last year, has been given a mandate by his new firm to build a corporate finance and M&A […]

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