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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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Guild of Editors claims Howard Bill will place new 'gag' on press

NEWSPAPER lawyers have slammed clauses in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Bill restricting report- age of trials as “new fetters upon open justice”. In a letter to Home Secretary Michael Howard, lawyers for the Guild of Editors say that proposed new court order powers carrying criminal penalties will “gag” the press by “more and more […]

In brief: Barrister is Cosmopolitan top achiever

London barrister Dinah Rose has beaten 100 finalists to become this year’s Cosmopolitan/American Express Achievement award winner. A sex discrimination lawyer, Rose represented police officer Alison Halford in her case against the Chief Constable of Merseyside and fought for women in the armed services who were dismissed after they became pregnant. More recently, she took […]

Jeux sans frontieres

The 25th anniversary of the IBA Section on Business Law is a good chance to reflect on developments in the practice of law in Europe and to speculate about what the future may bring. Perhaps the most striking changes since 1970 have been the enormous growth in the size of firms and the extent to […]

A name for the dotted line

I have seen a copy of the letter written to you by David Keating and others relating to the Presidents Reform Group. I wish to accept their invitation to be named as a signatory to that letter. JB Pickup Council member Moss & Haselhurst 2 Castle Street Northwich.

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