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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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Linklaters' head in Law Soc's Far East venture

LINKLATERS & Paines senior partner, Charles Allen-Jones, is to head a new Law Society working party which aims to encourage ties with the Far East. The group will support law firms already established in the the region and encourage others to tout for business there. It will concentrate on Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong […]

Speculation grows on Addleshaw/Booth merger

Leeds firm Booth & Co is once more believed to be in talks to join forces with Manchester-based Addleshaw Sons & Latham. Despite official denials from Booth & Co, rumours persist that the two firms will ally and that Manchester IP specialist Vaudreys may later form part of a three-way merger. Booth & Co and […]

Counsel moves on

International law firm Rogers & Wells has appointed Charles Stewart as counsel at its Frankfurt office. Stewart joins the firm from the Frankfurt branch of another US firm, Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, where he was also counsel. He provided general legal services to German and non-German firms involved in cross-border transactions.

CD-ROM has EU law covered

All European Union legislation is now available on CD-ROM. European Law contains all EU legislation, treaties, directives and regulations, as well as European Court of Justice cases and references to national implementation measures. Guidelines from the DTI on the likely impact of legislation are also included, together with proposals and contact points at the DTI […]

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