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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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Linklaters boosts New York with Cravath swoop

Linklaters has continued its New York hiring spree, capturing capital markets specialist Adele Hogan from Cravath Swaine & Moore. Hogan will join Linklaters partnership once registration formalities are completed. She moves across from Cravath’s New York office, where she was a senior attorney specialised in debt and equity offerings across the financial, telecommunications, oil and […]

Pinsents lands £100m Kent schools initiative

Pinsent Masons‘ PFI lawyers have secured the firm’s first major deal for Kent County Council. The major financial completion project for Kent’s schools PFI is a £100m, 28-year concession to deliver state-of-the-art facilities to six schools. The firm was appointed to the council’s PPP panel in late 2003. It had taken instructions on smaller projects […]

Stephensons bags sixth finance partner in a year with Lovells raid

Stephenson Harwood has hiked its banking and asset finance capabilities with the hire of Lovells partner David Lacey as head of non-contentious trade finance. Lacey, a Lovells partner since 2000 specialising in trade finance, is the sixth partner appointment to the group this year. His hire comes shortly after Asheesh Das, formerly with Freshfields Bruckhaus […]

Jersey: mediation

Jersey is catching up fast on the UK’s appetite for ADR. Gillian Robinson reports

Separated at birth

Last week was a tough one for Ross Kemp. The actor, who plays EastEnders hardman Grant Mitchell, saw his missus banged up after she allegedly walloped him in the chops after a night on the tiles – well, dinner with David Blunkett. So Kemp, who also goes by the name of Peter Lawson when moonlighting […]

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