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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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A&O joins Linklaters on RMC legal panel

Allen & Overy (A&O) has ousted Linklaters & Alliance from its position as sole corporate adviser to building materials giant RMC Group. A&O has just completed its first deal for RMC after the client decided to add a second top-tier firm to its panel. The firm acted on the £285m disposal of RMC’s Great Mills […]

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Marplace completes a £12m management buy-out (MBO) of Coats Viyella’s contract clothing business. MBO team advised by Chaffe Street (Robert Street). Coats Viyella represented by Eversheds (Daniel Hall).

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I don’t know when children started seeing church as a sort of alternative Wacky Warehouse, but it was very different in my day. Why, you’d hardly have time to give the underside of the pew in front of you a swift kick, thereby waking up Mr Green with the sticky out ears, before you’d feel […]

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Unleashing The Idea Virus, by Seth Godin, www.ideavirus.com In the spirit of the season, this week’s title is a gift, literally. Seth Godin’s previous book Permission Marketing argues that “interruption advertising” is not working and that businesses need to form a relationship with the customer. He takes this idea a stage further in his latest […]

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