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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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Australasian firms have got their work cut out to retain their talent, but if all else fails they’ll rely on the boomerang effect. By Robert Hanley For young Australasian lawyers, their first trip working overseas is often seen as a basic plank of career development. From Hobart to Darwin, but especially in Sydney, Melbourne and […]

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Taxand Global Alliance, the network of independent tax firms born from the ashes of Andersen Legal, has signed up eight new firms. The group has signed up new members in Canada, China, Cyprus, Norway, Romania, Portugal, Colombia, and Peru. Taxand was launched 15 months ago in March 2005. “Taxand’s remarkable growth has exceeded our highest […]

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