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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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Firm profile: GV Hale & Co

Sole proprietor: Ged HaleTurnover: £750,000Total number of partners: OneTotal number of fee-earners: SevenTotal number of staff: 22Main practice area: Criminal defenceNumber of offices: FourLocations: Barnsley, Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Sheffield “I’m seriously considering whether to continue flogging a dead horse or looking for pastures new,” says Ged Hale, the sole practitioner at criminal defence specialist firm […]

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Having become a regular feature in the US, patent trolls are beginning to cast their nets across the Atlantic, and Europe needs to be prepared. By Morag Macdonald

Freshfields, William Fry go head to head on Kappa-JSG merger

William Fry go head to head on Kappa-JSG merger” />Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Irish firm William Fry have landed lead roles on the €2.6bn (£1.75bn) merger between Kappa Packaging and Jefferson Smurfit Group (JSG). Chair of the private equity-focused team within the London corporate group at Freshfields, Edward Braham and corporate partner David Higgins are […]

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Since he took the helm at BLP, Neville Eisenberg has hiked profit by 114 per cent. The partners are delighted – but can he keep the associates happy? By Catrin Griffiths

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