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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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HOME Secretary Jack Straw’s speech to the Labour Party conference last week has given fresh hope to legal groups fighting to save defendants’ right to opt for trial in the crown court. Straw left out any mention of his July consultation paper proposals to strip defendants accused of theft, including shoplifting, and some sexual and […]

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Roger Pearson reports. The owner of copyright on a 1960s pop ballad is preparing to battle with its publishers in the High Court. A £100,000 High Court confrontation is looming over royalties for the words of the 1960s Englebert Humperdinck hit Release Me. Robert Harris, who claims to own copyright of the song’s lyrics, has […]

LLPs could end partner secrecy

New draft legislation on limiting liability could actually improve the image of the legal profession by ending the secrecy on partners’ profits, according to partnership expert Ronnie Fox. Fox predicts that even small firms outside the top 100 would be likely to adopt limited liability partnership (LLP) status when the Department for Trade and Industry’s […]

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