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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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Scottish partners face fraud charges

Two partners at the Scottish office of leading personal injuries and trades union firm Robin Thompson & Partners have gone on trial at Edinburgh Sheriff court charged with fraud. The issues involved in the case concern the recovery of litigation costs from opponents following successful litigations. Partners David Stevenson and Lawrence Lumsden both deny overcharging […]

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The Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency, on behalf of the 12 regional electricity companies in England and Wales, was advised by Herbert Smith on the award of 141 electricity power purchase agreements for the England and Wales renewables programme.

US firm grabs Dentons' tax head

DENTON Hall has lost the head of its tax department to US firm Sidley & Austin’s expanding City operation. Tax specialist Drew Scott, an equity partner with Denton Hall since 1988, will be moving to the US firm once his leaving terms are finalised. He will be charged with setting up a tax department and […]

European network to take on top UK firms

A EUROPEAN law firm network says its expansion means it can now rival the top UK international firms. The Punder Group says its membership has almost doubled in size as a result of signing up three new members from Belgium, France and The Netherlands. It now includes about 350 lawyers, notaries and tax advisers. The […]

Compas points way ahead for pupil selection

John Malpas reports A GROUP of chambers has devised its own clearing house scheme in an effort to bring order to the current free-for-all system of pupil selection. The common law sets, which include Lord Williams of Mostyn QC’s chambers at Farrar’s Building and Robert Seabrook QC’s set at 1 Crown Office Row, hope to […]

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