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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 Cole chooses new chairman

Morgan Cole partners have chosen John Cole as the firm’s new chairman. The appointment is part of a management shake-up and follows the firm’s decision to cull partners in order to guarantee more profits for its remaining lawyers. Cole is understood to have beaten competition from the incumbent co-chairmen, Guy Clarke and John Moisson. Moisson […]

Court redefines who earns the fees

The High Court ruled that a firm was justified in charging for a private eye as if he were a fee earner, writes Roger Pearson. A recent High Court decision has given law firms increased flexibility when it comes to charging for subcontracted work. Mrs Justice Hallett, in the case of Smith & Graham (solicitors) […]

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“In retrospect it would have been better for the Attorney-General [Janet Reno] to appoint someone else.” – Kenneth Starr’s candid admission that his role as independent counsel in the Monica Lewinsky case was a mistake, during an interview with CNN. Starr is now returning to Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis, and will teach law […]

Nabarros clinches two DAC partners

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) is losing its head of commercial property to Nabarro Nathanson just three weeks after its head of corporate was poached by another rival. Nick Collins, a salaried partner who has been at the firm for 10 years, will be joined at Nabarros by Belinda Solomon, who was made up to a […]

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