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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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Central London firm Finers has placed a £50,000 order with Axxia Systems. The order calls for an integrated IT system, comprising networked PCs, a Unix server from Digital Equipment and software to connect the firm’s fee earners to central information resources. At the core is Axxia’s Arista practice management system which includes Fee Earner Desktop, […]

Freemasons. WHAT THE WOMEN SAY

Two women’s masonic organisations exist: the Honourable Fraternity of Antient Freemasons and the Order of Women’s Freemasons. They have a lodge system, rituals and rules which are identical to those for men. They do not mix formally with the men except on social events, although there is at least one mixed lodge. Joyce Arram, a […]

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The Association of Legal Technology Suppliers (Alts) met last week to discuss accusations made by the Law Society against a number of its members. Alts chair John Meehan, of Management Support Systems, said: “The association has become stronger in the face of some of the Law Society’s accusations that suppliers are not doing their job […]

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