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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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Pannone attacks Mears as leadership squabbles drag on

Society president Martin Mears will cause “very great harm” to the profession, ex-president Rodger Pannone has claimed. Pannone launched a sustained attack on Mears at a press conference last week, clearly timed to inflict maximum damage to the president. Announcing his own retirement from Law Society politics, Pannone said he had not enjoyed his last […]

In brief: Labour lawyers get together

Labour lawyers are holding two meetings this Wednesday (29 May). At the Marquis of Granby pub in Romney Street at 7pm members of the Young Labour Lawyers group will be meeting Paul Boateng MP about Labour’s proposed Bill of Rights. On the same evening the East Midlands Branch of Labour Lawyers will be meeting a […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 28/05/96

Appeal against office premises rating. British Telecommunications v Ian Michael Broadway (Valuation Officer) (1996). Lands Tribunal (J C Hill TD FRICS) 18/3/96. Summary: Appeal by British Telecommunications against a decision of the Hampshire North Valuation Tribunal determining the rateable value of its office premises at Guidon House, Fleet at £826,500. The premises was built in […]

Employment brings work

Employment law is now recognised as one of the fastest developing specialist areas of law. Much of the impetus for change and the growth of legislation has undoubtedly emanated from Europe, and the substance of the legislation in the UK has many similarities. The recognition of employment law as a specialist area has been marked […]

Fitzsimons to head up Garretts push in Cambridge

Garrett & Co has revealed plans to open a Cambridge office in the New Year following its recruitment of a corporate lawyer who was based there. Gerry Fitzsimons has joined Garrett & Co from Taylor Vinters, where he was a partner, with a brief to exploit the East Anglian market. And although he will be […]

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