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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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In brief: City senior partner heads to Dublin firm

Andrew Beer, a senior property partner with City firm Wilde Sapte, is set to leave the firm this month after more than 27 years. Beer will join as a partner with Dublin practice Ivor Fitzpatrick & Co on 1 January. He will advise exclusively in Irish law and help develop the firm’s growing banking and […]

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A CLASSIC Law Society compromise has thrown open the entire conveyancing debate once again – and could even lead to the establishment of compulsory quality standards for conveyancers. The society’s council heaved a collective sigh of relief after its meeting last Thursday. A damaging split on the method of solving the conveyancing fees crisis was […]

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Bid farewell to Temple

BEFORE moving to Holborn Chambers a year ago, 3 Kings Bench Walk was experiencing the normal remuneration and payment delays expected in a criminal/common law set predominantly reliant on legally aided work. In addition, the Inn’s rents were being raised to market levels, and remained there while market levels dropped. Increasing uncertainties at the Bar […]

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