Litigation Recent Decisions 20/02/96

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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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End compensation ceiling, says report

THE LIMIT on unfair dismissal compensation should be scrapped, according to a report by the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). The Government is carrying out its annual review of the limit of unfair dismissal compensatory awards (currently £11,300) and the limit of a week’s pay for calculating redundancy payments (currently £210). The ELA claims that limits […]

Victims of Barings collapse ready themselves for battle

SJ BERWIN is preparing to launch a legal action on behalf of investors in collapsed merchant bank Barings which could in part be defended by Barings administrators. Slaughter and May, the administrators’ main lawyers, may be asked to defend the action. However, Ashurst Morris Crisp, brought in by Slaughters because of potential conflicts arising from […]

New force in North West

Merseyside firm Mace & Jones has merged with Manchester and Cheshire-based Grundy Kershaw. The new 19-partner firm is known as Mace & Jones Grundy Kershaw and will form one of the largest legal practices in the North West. It will continue to practise from its existing offices in Water Street, Liverpool and Sherborne Square, Huyton, […]

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