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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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A bunch of knotters

Wragge & Co is widely regarded as one of the main drivers behind the emergence of Birmingham’s legal community as a force to be reckoned with. Or so Quentin tells Tulkinghorn on a regular basis. But Tulkinghorn is disappointed to discover that Wragges lawyers are just like those everywhere – prone to embarrass themselves at […]

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Spring Group disposes of Spring Education and Spring Skills to Protocol Associates, backed by Bridgepoint Capital, for a cash consideration of £71.9m. Spring Group represented by Gouldens (Hilary Winter). Protocol advised by Linklaters & Alliance and Fenners.

Freshfields boosts Amsterdam finance practice

Jeroen Thijssen, one of Holland’s most senior finance lawyers, has been a partner at Nauta Dutilh since 1985. He joins Freshfields Amsterdam office as a partner. His arrival boosts the operation, which opened in May 1999, to 14 partners and 40 associates. Thijssen’s departure from Nauta Dutilh comes only months after the resignations of chairman […]

Eversheds culls equity partners to hike profits

Eversheds is slicing an estimated 10 per cent of equity partners in an attempt to boost profitability. The figure represents 20 partners, of whom 10 will be taken out of equity and will drop down to fixed-share status, whereby a partner is effectively still self-employed but receives a fixed salary. The remainder will be asked […]

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