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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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Wacks Caller winners in Fox Brooks Marshall defection

NEW senior partner Andrew Wright has vowed to re-build Fox Brooks Marshall following a large-scale defection to Wacks Caller. Established Manchester practice Fox Brooks was dissolved after four partners and nine other fee-earners left to join the rival north west firm. But Wright, who declines to comment on reasons for the split, has re-formed the […]

'Ogden Tables' improved

JUDGES deciding personal injury awards will now be able to take into account a greater number of variables including occupation, geographic location and national economic growth. The increased flexibility stems from a revised edition of the ‘Ogden Tables’ produced by a working party of lawyers and actuaries under the chairmanship of Sir Michael Ogden QC. […]

Firms opt for paralegals in jobs upturn

TRAINEE recruitment is improving but more paralegals are also being taken on by large firms in an effort to keep costs down, Clifford Chance recruitment partner Chris Perrin says. Perrin, a director of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), says trainee numbers have risen in recent months as firms attract more work, but it is […]

Guy Harvey questions a ban on prisoner visits to lawyers' offices

“Must try harder” could be seen by many as the mid-term report on beleaguered Home Secretary Michael Howard. However, in the view of this solicitor he has recently tried a little too hard in one respect. Last November the Home Secretary issued the innocuous sounding ‘Instruction to Governors Number 70 of 94’ which said: “Prisoners […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 17/01/95

Medical council: Privy Council found no fault with decision. Medical practitioners’ appeals against disciplinary sentences Dr Edward Yaw Asirifi v The General Medical Council (1995) (PC 13/12/94) (Lords Keith, Browne-Wilkinson, Slynn) Summary: Privy Council does not interfere with sentences imposed by the disciplinary committee of the General Medical Council where no fault can be found […]

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