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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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Lawyers are no longer relying on professional qualifications but are heading in their droves to business school MBA programmes. That is the verdict of education specialists TopMBA.com. Its annual survey has revealed lawyers now make up 9 per cent of MBA students across Europe, up from 6 per cent in 2003. MBA courses can cost […]

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Hogan & Hartson Munich office has added a former Allen & Overy (A&O) corporate partner to its ranks. Henning Mennenöh, who was at Clifford Chance prior to joining Allen & Overy, specialises in corporate and M&A work for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Mennenöh’s hire is part of a concerted effort by Hogan to target the […]

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DWS left shellshocked as eleven media/IP partners defect to DLA

DWS’s TMT practice left with skeleton crew; defectors cite lack of investment as reason for exodus. By Joanne O’Connor Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is facing the loss of up to £11m in revenue after the mass defection to DLA of 11 media and IP partners and a team of around 30 assistants. In an astonishing […]

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