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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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Shoosmiths appoints Olly Leyden to intellectual property team

Shoosmiths has bolstered its intellectual property (IP) offering with the hire of Olly Leyden, who was previously in house at NBC-Universal. Leyden brings particular expertise in advising clients in film and television across development, production, financing, sales and distribution. He has worked on licensing deals for well-known titles such as Good Vibrations, Peppa Pig, The […]

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Trowers launches Birmingham document production hub as 34 secretaries exit

Trowers & Hamlins is to set up a new document production centre in its Birmingham office after losing 34 secretaries in a redundancy consultation.   The new 21-strong document production centre will be launched next month to serve the firm’s UK and international offices. It follows the end of a six-month consultation which resulted in […]

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Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners. The Russian property tycoon is going head-to-head with business partners Omar Amanat and Adrian Zecha over control of super-luxury hotel chain Aman Resorts. Last week (14 July), […]

Eversheds comments on advocate-general’s opinion on obesity as a disability

Audrey Williams, partner and head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the recent opinion by the advocate-general that obesity could qualify as a disability. Few legal cases have attracted wider public interest recently than that of the Danish childminder whose case has generated debate about whether obesity is a disability. While legal clarification from […]

Squire Patton Boggs forges a new course in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian legal market, with its strict regulations, is not the easiest place for a Western law firm to do business. After its merger in June, Squire Patton Boggs found itself faced with a dilemma as both legacy firms had a Saudi association formed in 2012. One had to be dissolved. Yesterday the firm […]

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