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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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Kirkpatrick-Salans merger talks collapse

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New London boss to spearhead Squire integration and profile push

Squire Sanders & Dempsey today announced its new managing partner of the firm’s London office will be a partner gained from the recent Haarmann Hemmelrath merger. Andrew Visintin, who along with his Haarman colleagues joined the Ohio-headquartered firm in February, will lead more than 30 lawyers in the London office. There was no leadership vote. […]

CC poaches top FSA lawyer to head regulatory enforcement

Clifford Chance has raided the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to hireCarlos Conceicao, one of the UK’s leading regulatory enforcement lawyers.Conceicao joins the magic circle firm as director of regulatory enforcement.He was previously co-he… Clifford Chance has raided the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to hire Carlos Conceicao, one of the UK’s leading regulatory enforcement lawyers. Conceicao […]

Osbourne again

His father may bite the heads of bats and hardly be able to speak due to his sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll past, but Louis Osbourne, eldest son of Birmingham’s finest Ozzy, has chosen a more salubrious career than that of the family profession of reality TV. Word reaches Tulkinghorn that the recently married […]

Firms compile report on lessons learnt from Hurricane Katrina

Jones Day, Kilpatrick Stockton and Faegre & Benson are among a string of law firms to have provided pro bono assistance with a report on the treatment of evacuees from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck last year. Entitled ‘A Continuing Storm: the Ongoing Stuggles of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees’, the report was commissioned by Appleseed, […]

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