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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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New Herbert Smith appointments

Commercial litigation partner Roger Brown joins from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a partner for 21 years. He says he felt like a move and wanted to go to “the best litigation practice in the City.” Herbert Smith has also poached a US law professional support lawyer from the London office of Brown & Wood. […]

Granada recruits director of legal affairs

Granada Media Group is creating the new post of director of legal affairs to support its growth into new technologies. It has recruited former business development vice president at Discovery Communications (Europe), Kyla Mullins to fill the post. Discovery Communications owns the Discovery satellite channel. No date has been set for her arrival. But when […]

Buchanan Ingersoll appoints final Sonnenschein partners

US firm Buchanan Ingersoll has taken the two remaining partners left looking for new posts after the closure of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal’s London office last month. Commercial property partner Rupert Jones, corporate and commercial partner Jonathan Griffiths and associate Laurence Relton have moved to Buchanan Ingersoll. They joined the Pennsylvania-based firm’s European practice on […]

Lords hears property debate

Judgment is now pending in the House of Lords in a case of considerable significance in property circles. The Law Lords have been asked to overrule lower court decisions that a sub-tenant of agricultural property was entitled to sidestep possession moves brought after the tenant accepted notice to quit and agreed not to issue a […]

David Hacking

Sean Farrell meets Lord David Hacking, the founder of Sonnenschein’s London office who is joining Littleton Chambers. .LORD David Hacking has not recovered from the trauma of the closure of US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal’s London office, which he founded in 1994 before becoming of counsel in 1997. He says: “I feel a tremendous […]

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