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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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Gomez-Acebo steps up South American strategy

Top Spanish firm Gomez-Acebo & Pombo has tightened its grip in South America by entering a formal alliance with Brazil’s largest law firm, Pinheiro Neto Advogados. The 20-partner Madrid firm announced last year it was abandoning an expansion strategy in Europe in favour of alliances in South America. Spain is the second largest foreign investor […]

Pannones secures top IP clients from DJ Freeman

Top Manchester law firm Pannone & Partners has won two major intellectual property clients from City firm DJ Freeman. The 56-partner regional firm will act for the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council protecting their intellectual property rights worldwide. The clients approached Pannones to act for them after because they did not want […]

Clerking shake-up at 36 Bedford Row

A senior clerk to head a new team-based clerking structure has been appointed at 36 Bedford Row. The appointment of Bill Conner, who left George Carman QC’s dissolving New Court Chambers to join 36 Bedford Row, heralds the introduction of an innovative clerking structure at the fast-growing practice. Conner’s arrival brings to an end an […]

…as College of Law sets up clinics

The College of Law is establishing pro bono clinics in all its branches – becoming the first law school to integrate pro bono into its teaching programme. The goal of the clinics is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in pro bono work and get credit for it. The college’s chief executive, Professor […]

Gomez-Acebo plans to open in London

The 20-partner firm has set a June deadline for establishing a small City presence, to be jointly funded with its two new allies. Gomez-Acebo’s new allies are 45-lawyer Lisbon firm Viera de Almeida and Brazil’s biggest firm Pinhero Neto. The three firms have agreed to a formal and exclusive alliance with each other. The London […]

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