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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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In brief: EBRD chief counsel joins US firm in London

Wayne McArdle, former chief counsel at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has joined the London office of US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP. The EBRD is currently cutting the number of law firms it uses for English and local law advice in financing projects in Eastern Europe and Russia.

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Long-awaited government plans giving full rights of audience in higher courts to barristers and solicitors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), commerce and industry will be revealed in two weeks. The radical proposals are also expected to simplify the requirements for all solicitors who want to qualify as higher court advocates. CPS solicitors were […]

The story behind Solcare

Solcare came about largely through the efforts of former Law Society president Charles Elly. It was Elly, president in 1994, who pushed the issue to the forefront of the legal profession. The arrival of Barry Pritchard as Solcare co-ordinator gave the organisation the credibility it needed. This is in part because Pritchard, a former Bournemouth […]

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