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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 statistics suggest a depressing picture of sexual inequality. Of the 158 senior counsel practising at the Irish Bar, only eight are women, a mere 5 per cent. But such figures hide a transformation in what has been a male-dominated profession. Almost 30 per cent of the 1,000 practising barristers in the Republic are now […]

In brief: Wrights goes on-line with housing debate

Leamington Spa Housing Association firm Wright Hassall & Co opted for a high-tech approach to stimulating debate on the Housing Bill by taking five pages of space on the Internet. The firm’s housing specialist responsible for the initiative, Jonathan Cox, commented: “We believe it is essential to influence and explain the Bill to as wide […]

City bigwigs find £700,000 salary too difficult to resist

Several partners from big City law firms have applied to an advertisement for a £700,000 a year job which caused a storm of publicity last week. The salary, the highest ever advertised for a partner, was placed by New York firm Chadbourne & Parke in its search for three project finance partners for its London […]

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