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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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Minter Ellison closes US office

Australian law firm Minter Ellison is closing its San Francisco office and bringing US-based partner Richard Horton back to Australia. Horton, who will now be based in the firm’s Sydney office, had spent eight years in the firm’s only US office, acting for Silicon Valley clients seeking to do business in Asia. Minter Ellison chief […]

Canon’s Euro GC quits for Govt tech role

Canon Europe general counsel Gordon Stewart will be leaving the Japanese multinational to lead and develop a legal team at the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council. In his new role Stewart, who has been in-house with Canon for 16 years, will hold the position of director of legal services and will oversee an annual […]

NY proposes conflict rule relaxation

The Appellate Division in New York is considering an amendment to the local professional conduct code, which could radically affect current conflict restrictions on US lawyers. US lawyers working in their home jurisdictions are in no circumstances allowed to act adverse to their clients without first seeking a waiver. However, US lawyers working and licensed […]

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