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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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COUNCIL lawyers face delays and confusion when advising on the eviction of travellers following High Court rulings on groups in East Sussex and Lincolnshire. At least 30 authorities are trying to obtain transcripts of the ruling and some solicitors believe the Government should issue new guidelines to clarify the application of the law. The court […]

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Extending time for solicitor’s client’s account challenge Re a solicitor (1995). Ch.D (Robert Walker J) 31/7/95. Summary: No power to extend time for challenging prohibition notice issued by the council of the Law Society vesting a solicitor’s client’s funds in the society. Solicitor’s application for an extension of the eight-day period within which to issue […]

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The most recent development in South African law is the introduction of its constitution. Other important developments include the exchange control developments to protect the country’s foreign exchange reserves. In March 1995, the dual currency system was abolished to allow funds held in “non-resident’ accounts to be freely transferable. The constitution came into force in […]

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Pinsent Curtis advised UK software development company Software One on an investment by major US software corporation Sybase. The investment is by way of a loan with an option to convert into shares and a development agreement. Hammond Suddards advised Sybase.

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