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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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Firms in the Republic are mopping up huge amounts of work on the back of a booming economy and a major trend towards privatisation – so much so that there aren’t enough lawyers to meet the demand. Fenella Quinn reports. The overwhelming message still emerging from the Republic of Ireland is that business is booming, […]

Lathams opens in Virginia as part of high-tech boom

US firm Latham & Watkins is opening an office in Northern Virginia – the start of a nationwide expansion into high-tech enclaves. The growing technology market near Washington DC has already attracted several US firms to the area, including Brobeck Phleger & Harrison and Wilson Sonsini Good-rich &Rosati. Lathams’ move is the start of a […]

White & Case leads fresh assault on German market

White & Case partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging with German firm Feddersen Laule Ewerwahn Scherzberg Finkelnburg Clemm – marking the first major assault on the German market by a US firm since Shearman & Sterling moved in in the early 1990s. As a result of the move, White & Case will rank […]

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Manches represented the Burford Group on the £16.2m sale of The Observatory in Bracknell to British Airways Pension Fund Trustees, and on the letting of the 45,000sq ft gross contemporary office building to Towry Law on a 16-year FRI lease at an annual rent of £1.062m. Manches partner Nigel Brown led a team of three […]

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“We are a very irreverent department. I’m a mad, cake-fetish, fatty person. We’ve got cake and chocolate. We are the fat piggy department.” – A very contented Riccardo Nardi, head of legal at the Association of British Travel Agents, as quoted in a penetrating article in the Law Society’s internal magazine the Law Society’s Gazette

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