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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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Camerons sues Bedford police in prison riots claim

CMS Cameron McKenna is handling the Yarl’s Wood asylum centre riots claim against the Bedford Police Authority (BPA) by Group 4 insurers DJ Pye, Lloyd’s syndicate 692 The claim relates to damage caused to Yarl’s Wood when it was set on fire in February.The £97m claim has been lodged under the Riot Damages Act 1886, […]

Slating the Bar Council

Robin de Wilde QC has been elected to the Bar Council after accusing it of ‘pandering to the Government’. Jon Robins asks: can he repeat the success he had in the 1980s with rebel barrister group the Slate? It doesn’t take much to cause a stir in the rarified atmosphere of the Inns of Court. […]

The insurance trade

With huge amounts of money at stake, insurance and reinsurance claims arising from 11 September were inevitable. Matthew Line assesses the status of the ongoing litigation The tragic events of 11 September have given rise to some extremely complex legal issues. The complexities of these issues and the staggering sums of money involved have inevitably […]

Lawrence Graham to act against ITV Digital

Lawrence Graham has been instructed for the first time by the Football League to act on the £178.5m ITV Digital-related claims The league’s main corporate adviser is Hammonds Suddards Edge, but there is currently a split function between the two firms, with Lawrence Graham’s corporate recovery team, headed by John Verrill, and commercial litigation team, […]

Norton Rose chooses 11 new partners

Norton Rose has promoted 11 new partners to take effect from 1 May Just under half of them are based on the Continent, with Germany and France both benefiting from two new partners and Italy benefiting from one. Of the remaining six in London, three are in the banking department, one in corporate finance and […]

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