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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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Ensuring justice for all children

For a child, giving courtroom evidence is a harrowing ordeal. One charity is working to alleviate the suffering, writes Linda Tsang. Linda Tsang is a freelance journalist. Justice through the eye of a child can often be frightening and bewildering. “I’m frightened.” “I want my mum.” “He keeps asking me questions.” “I don’t understand.” “I […]

Leeds set brings in director to head clerks

Leeds set 10 Park Square has shaken up its administration in response to proposed government reforms by appointing Vicky Thompson as its first chambers practice director. She will oversee all chambers administration, including the clerks’ room. Craig Place has been promoted to senior clerk. Former senior clerk Stephen Collis, who left amicably earlier this year, […]

Etiquette for automation

When is a solicitor’s letter not a solicitor’s letter? I have just received a fax from a firm of solicitors which bore the message that it had been created by an automated system and ‘may therefore be unsigned’. This was followed by the caveat that no engagements were entered into by the firm unless the […]

Criminal lawyers mount bid to force Law Soc contract boycott

CRIMINAL lawyers have launched a campaign to force the Law Society to prohibit solicitors from entering into exclusive block contracts with the Legal Aid Board (LAB). The Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) is to petition its 840 members this month to back a motion calling on the Law Society to vote block contracting inconsistent with […]

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