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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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Here’s the official word from Exchange House: there will be no partner redundancies in Herbert Smith’s corporate group, no sirree, and not yet anyway.  Quibbling aside at the semantics – yes, we all know that partners aren’t strictly speaking made redundant, so nice try – let’s examine Herbies’ corporate problem. The group missed its […]

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Jones Day slams SFO as Weavering Capital fraud probe is dropped

The Serious Fraud Office has dropped its two-year long investigation into London-based hedge fund Weavering Capital (UK) prompting complaints from Jones Day which is pursuing a civil fraud case against the hedge fund’s managers. Weavering’s principal Cayman Islands hedge fund the Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund claimed to have $530m under management. It collapsed in […]

Merton and Richmond boroughs appoint new joint head of legal

The London Boroughs of Merton and Richmond have appointed Paul Evans as their new joint head of legal services, taking over from previous legal chief Helen White. He will take up his post at the end of September, when White is due to return to her home country of New Zealand. Evans will inherit a […]

Fighting funds

Third-party funders of corporate litigation may be waiting longer for their investments to pay off, but they are finding the returns are a whole lot healthier. Paul Sullivan reports Corporate claims financing took off in the UK in late 2007. At the time commentators hailed the creation of a new asset class enabling investors to […]

Mayer Brown swoops on Debevoise for insurance partner

Global firm Mayer Brown has grown its corporate and securities practice and insurance industry group with the hire of Colin Scagell as a partner in London. Scagell, who joins Mayer Brown today (5 September) from Debevoise & Plimpton, focuses on the insurance sector. He has advised the Hanover Group is its recent acquisition of Chaucer, […]

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