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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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Litigation Personal Injury 22/2/99

Maxwell v Bray (1999) QBD (HH Judge MacDuff QC) 8 February 1999 Plaintiff: Male, married, 34 years old at date of accident; 40 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff received damages for fractures, a contusion and a soft-tissue injury sustained in a road traffic accident. He was severely handicapped and had difficulty […]

Care hearings failing children, report claims

CHILDREN involved in care proceedings are being denied proper access to lawyers and information about the legal process, according to a damning report conducted by Professor Judith Masson. Masson, from the University of Warwick, says: “The key point is that solicitors tend to act, despite what they say, as if the guardian ad litem [usually […]

Australia blocks Year 2000 litigation

AUSTRALIA has legislated to protect businesses from year 2000 compliance litigation. It is following the lead set by the US and increases the pressure on the UK government to follow suit. The Australian Bill offers limited protection against civil liability through the use of a specified Year 2000 disclosure statement. UK lawyers specialising in information […]

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“Anyone and any member of this house may find himself in a police station. He may kill someone with his car. He may be wrongly identified in a public lavatory…” – Lord Hutchinson of Lullington uses the famous public lavatory defence in speaking out against public defenders in the House of Lords.

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