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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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Is the profession ready for role reversals?

“The idea that females are primary carers is archaic – the time has come for male lawyers to embark on a new parental journey.” As the new law on shared parental leave (SPL) makes its final passage through Parliament, the findings of a report of the Law Society on the ‘Diversity profile of the profession’ […]

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law advice to Hengxing Gold Holding Company on its HKD462.5m (£36m) initial public offering (IPO). The company was listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of Hong Kong public offering and international offering. Hengxing Gold is an […]

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