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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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Gaymer tipped as new Simmons senior partner

Simmons & Simmons head of employment Janet Gaymer has been put forward as the potential successor to Bill Knight as the firm’s next senior partner. If she wins an election, which is planned for the spring, she could become the only female senior partner at a top 20 City firm. The choice of Gaymer, one […]

Joseph Tan goes global with three new offices

Leading Singapore shipping specialist Joseph Tan Jude Benny Anne Choo is opening three overseas offices. The move will give the 17partner firm a larger international presence than any other Singapore practice. The new offices will be in Bangkok, Dubai and Hamburg and are expected to be operational by the end of the month. The locations […]

Beachcrofts shuts office after NHS cut

Beachcroft Wansbroughs is closing its Sheffield office after the National Health Service Litigation Authority’s (NHSLA) decision to remove the office from its panel (The Lawyer, 15 January). Beachcrofts has lost NHSLA work in London and Sheffield, although it remains on the panel in Winchester and has won a new Bristol contract. The decision to close […]

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