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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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Companies should obey the law in lawless lands

In the gallons of ink spilled in the debates over business and human rights, one assumption has remained uncontested: companies should obey the laws in the jurisdictions in which they operate. In the words of the International Chamber of Commerce: “All companies are expected to obey the law, even if it is not enforced, and […]

CMS Cameron McKenna PEP up 30 per cent

CMS Cameron McKenna’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) has rocketed by 30 per cent, to £650,000 from £502,000 a year ago. In financial results announced today, the firm also revealed turnover of £235m, a rise of 19 per cent on last year’s £197.4m. Duncan Weston, who took over as Camerons managing partner this month, […]

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