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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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Top London lawyers fly to Africa to advise on Malawi election dispute

Three of the City’s top lawyers are flying to the African state of Malawi to argue a constitutional point which could bring down the government. Lawrence Graham’s head of litigation Andrew Dobson and leading silks James Goudie QC and Clive Stanbrook QC will debate whether the voting system of the country is flawed. The opposition […]

Profile too low for female lawyers

I have been doing a little study of photographs in The Lawyer recently and cannot help noticing the predominance of articles and photographs about or by men in the profession. Out of a total of 29 photographs in a recent issue, 22 of those featured were of men and only seven were of women. These […]

Listening without prejudice

Jim Drake and Peter MacDonald Eggers reports on the different types of ADR and the part that the courts play. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to all means of resolving disputes, other than by a decision of the court after a trial, with the assistance of an impartial third party. The essence of ADR is […]

Linklaters acts on Aer Lingus flotation

It pitched for the work in a competitive tender with Salomons Bank which was appointed financial advisor to the Irish government. Linklaters also worked last year on the floatation of Telecom Eireann. Mason Hayes & Curran will handle the retail offering to the public after winning the tender process with corporate partner Paul Egan leading […]

Mediators offer little value

Marion Simmons QC argues that lawyers possess the skills necessary to have a structured discussion between themselves, their client and the other parties without requiring the intervention of a mediator to reach a compromise. Marion Simmons QC practises at 3/4 South Square. Is a decision by a judge always the best way to resolve a […]

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