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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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CC misses out as GE unveils European M&A panel

General Electric (GE) has unveiled its first-ever European M&A panel, selecting five firms without listening to a single pitch. As revealed on www.the lawyer.com last week (8 October), the panel consists of Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges, and will be in place for four years. […]

Yorkshire’s global reach

Yorkshire has undergone a renaissance in terms of professional services; with integrated and international the two factors defining the direction of the legal market. The White Rose, the Rat and good old Uncle Sam wouldn’t appear to have much in common, but for Yorkshire law firms the connection is clear. Over several years the region […]

Employment lawyers on alert as City layoffs augur discrimination claims

Credit crunch redundancies could see a swathe of age discrimination actions. By Nina Goswami Transactional lawyers have been twiddling their thumbs while the litigators have been rubbing their hands with glee following the recent City slowdown. But, like the litigators, employment lawyers are also bracing themselves for a busy period, with economics consultancy The Centre […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf scraps London management

Dewey & LeBoeuf has abandoned the London managing partner role with firmwide chairman Steve Davis to oversee the office’s management concerns. From now on Davis will divide his time between London and New York, spending two weeks a month in each city, with other administrative duties being carried out by non-lawyers. According to Davis the […]

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