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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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Morgan Lewis deals blow to Shaw Pittman NY ambitions

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has plucked two outsourcing partners from the New York office of Washington DC’s Shaw Pittman, just as the latter enters due diligence on its merger with Pillsbury Winthrop. Shaw Pittman has made growth in New York its priority but the departures of the firm’s most senior New York attorneys leaves the […]

Hudd tipped for Lovells’ finance head role

Lovells is expected to confirm capital markets veteran David Hudd as the head of the firm’s finance practice.Hudd, currently the leader of Lovells’ capital markets and securitisation group, was identified by the firm’s partnership council as the candidate with the most support during the consultation process. The appointment will be confirmed on 1 February once […]

No half measures at Wetherspoon as it brings legal expertise in-house

National pub operator JD Wetherspoon has appointed Clare Eames to the position of legal director. Eames was previously a partner at the Hertford-based law firm McLellans, where she was responsible for the licensing and regulatory department. She will be responsible for a team of eight legal staff at the company’s head office in Watford. Eames […]

Herbies taps into Scottish Water’s regulatory work

Herbert Smith has trumped the Scottish legal sector by scoring a place as the sole adviser to Scottish Water on its regulatory affairs. The water agency tendered several Scottish firms, including its main external adviser Dundas & Wilson, but instead opted for Herbert Smith. The new instruction will hand Herbert Smith energy partner Trevor Turtle […]

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