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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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Wanted:a judge to cater for all tastes

Following Lord Taylor’s announcement he will be standing down, Lord Mackay has consulted widely over who should be the next Lord Chief Justice. The Lawyer has made its own enquiries on the views of “the great and the good”. Geoffrey Bindman, senior partner of civil liberties firm Bindman & Partners, wants the new Lord Chief […]

Nabarros takes AIM for deals boom

City firm Nabarro Nathanson has clocked up its 18th flotation on the Alternative Investment Market where it acted for packaging group CA Coutts, valued at about £10 million. The firm boasts an impressive list of clients on the AIM, the market for smaller companies which is part of the London Stock Exchange. Its most high […]

In brief: Talks tackle Forces compensation anomaly

A conference to discuss compensation for ex-service personnel suffering from asbestos-related disease takes place at the House of Commons on Tuesday this week. The event will focus on the inequality between service personnel and their civilian counterparts over the right to compensation. It is claimed hundreds of thousands of service personnel were exposed to asbestos […]

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Cameron Markby Hewitt acted for Chase Investment Bank and Lloyds Bank which were involved in the syndication of banking facilities to United News & Media

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