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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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Manchester firm Vaudreys has been appointed to handle commercial litigation work for Refuge Assurance. The Wilmslow-based company began outsourcing legal work earlier this year when it offered Vaudreys its commercial property work. Now Vaudreys is recruiting two extra staff to cover the extra commercial litigation it has taken on. Refuge will retain its in-house legal […]

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Personal injury lawyers have responded positively to plans for a code of conduct for their group. According to the president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil), Caroline Harmer, the association has had entirely positive feedback from its members on the issue. Apil has been seriously considering a code for the past six months. […]

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Love IT or loathe it, there are few lawyers left who have not used IT – even if only a word processor. And, if Lord Woolf has his way, many more will be using computers in the near future. The final version of his report, Access to Justice, is scheduled for publication next month. If […]

LAB squares up to fury of jilted parents

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