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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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With much of Commerzbank’s business based in Germany, its small UK Legal team is carving its own niche. Husnara Begum reports Last November Commerzbank, Germany’s third-largest listed bank, announced plans to streamline its business in the UK and focus more on Germany. The decision led to 900 job cuts. John Benson and Susan Cooksley, Commerzbank’s joint UK heads […]

Latham hires Herbies star to push global dispute resolution

Latham & Watkins’ London office has scored a coup with the hire of Herbert Smith’s head of public international law Robert Volterra. Volterra is regarded as one of the UK market leaders in his field. He was responsible for spearheading Herbert Smith’s practice, which was widely recognised as pre-eminent in the UK. The prestige hire marks the […]

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Martin Powell, managing partner, Withy King What was your first ever job? Raw material inspector, Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company, Chippenham, Wiltshire What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being told to turn up for my first day only to find that they hadn’t bothered to tell me that they were closed that day. The […]

Virgin rues loss of legal chief prior to group’s panel review

Virgin Group has been left without a legal chief as the annual review of the group’s legal panel approaches. The review follows the shock resignation of highly rated group legal director Helena Samaha, who is leaving to pursue other interests.Since Samaha joined Virgin seven years ago from Clifford Chance, the group and its legal function […]

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