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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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Cardinal Chambers boosts criminal team with six barrister appointments

Cardinal Chambers, the set established after the acrimonious split from Cloisters of former senior clerk Michael Martin, has attracted six new tenants. The chambers has grown from four barristers at its inception nine months ago, to 23. Martin, the set’s founder, says: “We could have been at 43. We have had to reject so many […]

All is fair in mediation

Marion Simmons QC sets out many reasons why mediation will not work (The Lawyer, 13 March). Many a litigation specialist with particular skills in negotiating has said the same before. We did too – until, some years ago, we tried mediation. The simple fact is that it works and we have completed scores of mediations […]

Choosing to be trained in-house

We hear a lot at the minute about the advantages for qualified solicitors of working in-house and in industry. Yet despite this clamour, rarely do you hear about the option of being a trainee solicitor in-house. This option offers all the attractions of any in-house legal position and from a trainee solicitor’s perspective, the chance […]

DJ Freeman partner in flight to McGrigors

McGrigor Donald is welcoming onboard a key partner from DJ Freeman to head its City construction department. The Lawyer reported earlier this month (6 March) that Anthony Edwards was leaving DJ Freeman, but he had not decided which firm to join. Edwards will be the first construction partner to be based at the London office […]

Salans swoops to recruit US telecoms man

Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn’s Warsaw office has recruited a telecoms partner from US firm Hogan & Hartson. Krzystof Stefanowicz specialises in telecoms and information technology law as well as general corporate work. He joins the international firm’s high-tech practice in Poland. Stefanowicz says he joined the firm after seven years at Hogans because he was […]

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