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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, […]

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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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The Law Society has agreed to spend up to £2.5m more on the troubled Regis computer project, as well as to appoint a further 61 members of staff. The allocation of funds for phase four of the Regis project, now called Road (Regis Office Automation Development), was passed with little debate by the society council […]

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Steven Ravic, a motorcyclist from Romford in Essex who suffered serious injuries in a crash, is suing importer Kaw-asaki Motors (UK). Ravic was hurt in an accident on 5 September 1993 when riding his Kawasaki ZX600-E 1 (ZZR 600) motorcycle near Buntingford, Hereford. In his writ he claims the accident was caused by Kawasaki’s negligence […]

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