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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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A&O redundancy programme ends with 400 layoffs

Allen & Overy has completed a redundancy programme which has seen at least 400 partners and staff lose their jobs globally and cost the firm £44m. The consultation process, which was launched in February with the firm citing global market conditions as the cause, was designed to cut nine per cent of partners, fee-earners and […]

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Week Five: The Apprentice analysed…

Five weeks into his search for an apprentice and Sir Alan challenged the teams to devise a brand, packaging, and TV advert for his new breakfast cereal, and present it to a team of advertising experts. They’re grrrrrreat. Or pants. By Alan Nicholson, senior associate in the employment team at McGrigors Good grrrrrrrief.  After a […]

Work Life Quiz: Paul Johnson, Kings Chambers

What was your first-ever job? Apprentice pipelayer, Wales Gas. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Resolving how to deal with the irascibility of a partner I worked for. It did resolve itself and we got on very well. I should add that I thought he was the best lawyer I ever worked with. Where’s […]

Dewey Paris head quits for King & Spalding

Atlanta-based King & Spalding has hired Dewey & LeBoeuf Paris-based arbitration head Eric Schwartz to launch in France. Schwartz, who was managing partner of Dewey’s Paris office, is joining with arbitration senior counsel James Castello. Schwartz, who has served as the secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, […]

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LG and Nabarro promote three partners apiece

Nabarro and LG have both made up three partners this year, a fall from the five apiece promoted at the firms last year. Nabarro_125.jpg” /> Simon Johnston Two of those promoted at Nabarro are based in London and one in Sheffield. They are real estate dispute resolution lawyer Nick Lloyd and construction and engineering lawyer […]

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