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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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Dutch firms face penalties for lawyers’ behaviour; bar to check service quality – Piet Hein Donner, Minister of Justice for the Netherlands Is one of Europe’s least regulated legal professions about to be subject to its very own version of the Clementi Review? This will be the case if the Netherlands’ Minister of Justice Piet Hein Donner gets his way. During […]

Steptoe sets up in NY with fraud focus

Washington DC-based Steptoe & Johnson has launched a New York operation on the back of its white collar crime practice. The firm has bolstered the new office with securities and derivatives litigation partner John Lovi from McDermott Will & Emery, while Evan Barr has rejoined after a long spell in government service as Assistant US Attorney and chief […]

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Turnover: £19.43m Head of chambers: Christopher Symons QC and John Jarvis QC. Total tenants (silks): 58 (20) Door tenants: 11 Chambers contributions: 9 per cent (plus room rent) Revenue per barrister: £335,000 Top cases last year: Cantrade Privatbank AG and Caledonian Bank & Trust Ltd v Fortis Fund Services (Bahamas) Ltd; Bridge Trust Co Ltd […]

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The Government is facing calls for a public inquiry into chemical weapons tests carried out on soldiers at Porton Down during the 1950s. Jon Robins reports Gerald Beech was one of the so-called ‘volunteers’ that took part in tests at Porton Down, the Government’s chemical and biological weapons laboratory in the Wiltshire countryside. He was […]

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