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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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The Government sought an expert to sort out PFI. It found him in the shape of former Linklaters partner Adrian Montague. Former Linklaters & Paines partner Adrian Montague is a classic City deal maker. Confident, good looking and able to smile with a charming wrinkle of the eyes, he also gives little away and is […]

A special status for human rights

Rabinder Singh suggests how the European Convention on Human Rights can be successfully incorporated into UK law. Rabinder Singh is a barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. His book, The Future of Human Rights in the United Kingdom, was published by Hart Publishing on 26 September. It may seem perverse, but a century which has […]

In brief: DJ Freeman media expert moves to RPC

DJ Freeman’s head of commercial litigation Liz Hartley is leaving to join Reynolds Porter Chamberlain on 1 November. Hartley specialises in media and IT disputes. One of her major clients for the past 15 years, Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, is already advised by Reynolds Porter on commercial matters. Hartley said: “RPC is […]

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