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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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Diana's legacy entrusted to safe pair of hands

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Hegarty & Co pays out £19,000 to settle claim

The firm of senior Law Society Council member Richard Hegarty has paid its conveyancing clerk £19,000 to settle her industrial tribunal claim that she was being paid less than her male colleagues. But the claim could still lead to disciplinary action by the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) if it finds that Hegarty […]

London firm courts crash victims with press advert

A LONDON firm of solicitors has taken a proactive approach to attracting clients following the Southall train crash, by advertising for victims of the accident to contact it. Matthew Arnold & Baldwin placed an advert in the London Evening Standard last week, asking: “Were you hurt in the Southall train crash? Are you suffering from […]

Real value-for-money juniors

First-rate seniors are very much in demand but they have their price. Leo Schulz discovers who the first-rate juniors are. Given the specialisation of solicitors and the emphasis on in-depth expertise in the use of counsel, the popularity of juniors (and, in some cases, barristers who are very junior) at the bar is somewhat surprising. […]

The princess, the public and the paparazzi

Extreme invasion of privacy by the media has driven some to desperate measures. Paul Kaufman speaks out for those who lack the resources to protect themselves. Paul Kaufman is a partner at Wiseman Lee. The extraordinary coverage of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, prompts a number of observations. Like most in my field, […]

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