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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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The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (Peopil) has elected a new president. John Pickering, head of Irwin Mitchell’s personal injury department, will replace John Price, who has held the position since Peopil’s creation. Peopil was set up in 1997 to promote cooperation and communication between European jurisdictions in personal injury.

Wilberforce to fight Pop Idol dispute today

Wilberforce Chambers’ Michael Bloch QC is set to fight Simon Fuller’s corner in one of the most hotly-anticipated IP disputes of the year. Pop music tycoons Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller are head-to-head in the High Court this morning in a dispute over the format of rival TV programmes Pop Idol and the X Factor. […]

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