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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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Fernando Resina da Silva DSPA General Assembly Vice President

Fernando Resina da Silva, Telecoms, Media & IT’s practice partner, takes part in the new Data Science Portuguese Association. VdA is a partner of this association and continues to provide legal support. The partner is Vice-President of the general assembly of this association that aims to establish itself as a national and international data science movement […]

No5 barristers act for defence and prosecution in murder trial

Advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers are prosecuting and defending a murder trial at Birmingham Crown Court. John Butterfield QC is leading the prosecution of Haroon Rafiq, 23, who is accused of stabbing to death his neighbour Sajad Hussain over unpaid debts. Mr Butterfield told Birmingham Crown Court that on the night of August 6 last year […]

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