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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, […]

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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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Lloyds shareholders instruct Winckworth Sherwood to take action against the bank

A group of former shareholders in Lloyds TSB has turned to Winckworth Sherwood as it prepares to launch legal proceedings against the bank. Lloyds Action Now (LAN) has been set up to seek compensation from Lloyds and HBOS directors over alleged losses they suffered following the former’s takeover of the latter. The group said it […]

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Herbies litigation partner wins starring role in The Apprentice

Herbert Smith litigation partner Alan Watts made his television debut last night interviewing the candidates vying to become Sir Alan Sugar’s next apprentice. Sir Alan has been a client of Watts for 16 years, so when Britain’s most belligerent boss was stuck for an interviewer for hit television show The Apprentice he called on the […]

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