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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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The film industry in the US is locked in a battle which lawyers believe could have massive implications for the future of the new DVD medium. DVD – Digital Versatile Disc – is the new high quality medium for distributing films for viewing at home. The discs have an encryption built in that stops a […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna acted for West LB Panmure and Marshal Securities, joint sponsors and financial advisers to Wilmington Group, on its placing of 7.3 million new ordinary shares subject to the right of shareholders to apply for the Wilmington shares under an open offer. The shares were placed at £4 per share, raising gross proceeds […]

Pleming to head 39 Essex Street

Leading public lawyer Nigel Pleming QC is to become the new head of chambers at 39 Essex Street. Pleming, who recently won the latest round of the Pinochet saga as lead counsel for the Kingdom of Belgium, will replace Edwin Glasgow QC at the beginning of April. Glasgow has completed his three-year term at the […]

Two Garden Court in CAB advice pilot

The new service called CallCounsel will offer those advising the public immediate access to advice in housing, immigration and employment, by telephone or in writing from barristers at the chambers, without having to go through the bureaucracy previously involved. Head of Chambers Owen Davies QC said “This is a real “first” for the bar and […]

It's been a bad week for…

Arthur Farrer, former partner at Farrer & Co, the Queen’s firm of solicitors. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham said Farrer had breached the 1989 Firearms Act by telling his 81-year-old mother where he kept the keys to his gun cupboard. The police never suggested that his mother has handled the guns or “expressed any […]

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