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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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Capital & Regional in joint venture with Hermes Property Unit Trust to acquire two sites from Hermes for £35m. Capital & Regional advised by DJ Freeman (Jonathan Martin) and Fladgate Fielder (Eammon Cannon). Hermes Property Unit Trust advised by SJ Berwin (Simon Rose).

Opinion

It does not seem like only five months since the European Convention on Human Rights was incorporated, with much fanfare, into our domestic law. To a commercial or other civil litigator, human rights have already become a familiar feature of the legal landscape because of the number and variety of human rights points that have […]

SJ Berwin finally opens in Paris

Private equity partner George Pinkham and tax lawyer Sylvie Vansteenkiste are highly regarded within the Paris market as a buyout/venture capital and private equity funds teams. S J Berwin already has offices in Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Madrid and Frankfurt. For full story see next week’s The Lawyer (29 January)

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Barclays Bank provides £6m financing for the new multistorey car park at the London International Exhibition Centre. Barclays Bank represented by Berwin Leighton (Simon Kildahl). Security trustee represented by Allen & Overy. Car park operator Excel Parking advised by Glovers.

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The Newbury College scheme is notorious in PFI circles. This pathfinder project further education sector is the first of such schemes to achieve financial close. Uncharted waters have brought with them numerous problems, not least the fact that there is no Secretary of State guarantee behind further education schemes – unlike PFIs in pretty much […]

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