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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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Bar world tour sings praises of 'UK Legal'

BARRISTERS are set to enjoy a major international marketing boost this month from an unprecedented host of Bar Council initiatives at home and abroad. Solicitors should also benefit from the efforts of the Bar Council, which claims the initiative will focus as much on publicising the UK legal profession as a whole as it will […]

Bill poses threat for actuaries

Nicholson Graham & Jones (NG&J) is warning actuaries that the new Pensions Bill, which received Royal assent on 20 July, will significantly change their future role. NG&J partner Ian Pittaway says: “This Act is potentially very dangerous for actuaries.” NG&J lawyers had expected wholesale amendments to the Bill due to the deficiencies of its drafting, […]

No room at the Inns

One of the common complaints about the Inns has been that, with buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, they are ill-equipped to function as modern offices. But one, Lincoln’s Inn, will be rectifying that problem during the long vacation this year with its £100,000 investment in a data network system around the Inn […]

SFO disclosure triumph for Guinness defendants

Lawyers attempting to overturn the convictions of the four Guinness defendants have won a court order forcing the Serious Fraud Office to give them all relevant undisclosed material by 14 August. The lawyers had expressed concern that the SFO was slow in disclosing some papers, and had pressed for disclosure of further files on Guinness […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 08/08/95

HARVEY MICHAEL ALLEN, 47, admitted 1982, practised as Allen Kandler & Co, London NW4, struck off. Allegations substantiated he misappropriated and wrongly used client money, failed to keep proper accounts and failed to comply with client instructions in relation to charge on property. Tribunal told Allen had misused mortgage funds and money deposited by a […]

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