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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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Politicians must back calls to criminalise reckless bankers by resourcing regulators and prosecutors  Following every banking crisis over the past five years, there have been stern public pronouncements concerning the duties and responsibilities of bankers and the need for sweeping changes across the financial services industry.  The political response to the -Libor scandal is no […]

SIAC introduces significant rule changes

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has recently introduced significant changes to its rules, reflecting a major organisational and governance change with the launch of the new SIAC Court of Arbitration. The SIAC has also introduced updated rules for the conduct of arbitration. The new SIAC rules came into effect on 1 April 2013 and establish […]

Supreme Court’s pay-for-delay ruling raises more questions than answers

On 17 June 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled in Federal Trade Commission v Actavis that antitrust challenges to pay-for-delay agreements between drug makers should be analysed under the ‘rule of reason’. The court took a middle ground between the position advanced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which argued that the burden should be on […]

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Taylor Wessing and White & Case crowned firms of the year at The Lawyer Awards

Taylor Wessing was crowned Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards last night in a glittering and packed event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The firm was recognised not just for its top tier legal advice but also for its innovation in delivering legal services, an approach it has honed while maintaining relationships […]

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