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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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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Mack was promoted to CFO and executive vice-president of Mosaic in May. Mack was the company’s head of legal for 10 years, and had held the post of senior […]

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Law Society picks NHSLA head Dixon as new CEO

The Law Society has appointed NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) chief executive Catherine Dixon to head up the solicitors’ representative body, following the retirement of outgoing CEO Desmond Hudson. Dixon will join the Law Society after working her notice period with the NHSLA and the body said interim arrangements to fill the gap between Hudson’s retirement […]

The public sector in-house revolution

The spotlight has returned to public sector in-house teams following the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s approval of the first two ABSs for county council legal teams. Last week Buckingham County Council became the first public sector legal department, in conjunction with Milton Keynes Fire Authority, to be licensed to provide legal services to local authorities, emergency […]

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