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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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Welsh merger creates 40-tenant set

Welsh chambers 32 Park Place and Newport Chambers are to merge from 1 September, making it the largest set in the Principality. In yet another sign that regional chambers believe consolidation is the surest way to survive, the merger will create a 40-tenant set. The merged set, to be called Temple Chambers, will continue to […]

It's been a bad week for….

The son of Lord Lucan, George Bingham. Lord Irvine has joined the ranks of those who believe Lord Lucan may still be alive. There have been several alleged sightings of Lord Lucan since his disappearance in 1974. This is bad news for Bingham, who is being denied a seat in the House of Lords after […]

In brief: The International Tribunal

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is to hear its second-ever case. Australia and New Zealand claim Japan has failed to cooperate in the conservation of southern bluefin tuna stock. 3 Verulam Buildings, the London-based commercial set, has been instructed in both the cases to be heard by the tribunal.

Leigh Day hits back after South African action fails

Leigh Day & Co is hitting back at judicial criticism of its handling of a multi-party civil action brought by South African miners. In his judgment High Court Judge Buckley is highly critical of Leigh Day partner Richard Meeran for not telling “the full story” about the number of potential claimants. More than 3,000 miners […]

Slaughters plans bigger HQ…

Slaughter and May is moving to new headquarters because the leases on its main City buildings run out in 2002. Its new office will be a 260,000 sq ft building at 1 Bunhill Row in the City of London, although it is still under construction. Architects Pringle Brandon will fit out the building from late […]

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