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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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White & Case elects new managing partner

Head of the firm’s bank advisory practice since 1981, Wall – who spent six years in White and Case’s London office – was voted in unanimously and will succeed Hurlock on April 1. Heavily involved in the recent consolidation of the global banking industry, Wall has represented Deutsche Bank in its acquisition of Bankers Trust, […]

Lawrence Tucketts set for merger with Trumps

Bristol-based law firms Lawrence Tucketts and Trumps are merging to form the third largest firm in the region – rivalling Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon. Under the structure of the new 30-partner firm, the managing partner of Trumps, Robert Bourns, and the senior partner at Lawrence Tucketts, Tim Pyper, will retain their positions. The merged […]

Powell Goldstein opens WTO office in Geneva

US firm Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy has opened an office in Geneva, home of the World Trade Organization. The Atlanta-based firm claims to have the world’s largest WTO practice. It also says it is the first US firm to open in Geneva to do only WTO work. The office, which opened last Monday, will […]

Case of the week

Although three High Court judges rejected a challenge against the Lord Chancellor’s shake-up of the legal aid system, they warned that the legal aid contracting system could face future defeat in the courts if not reformed. In a challenge to the legal aid contracting scheme – brought by solicitors Mackintosh Duncan and backed by the […]

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