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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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LeBoeuf Lamb's Russian chief relocates to London

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s Russian managing partner is being relocated to London and the firm is now searching for a successor. Corporate specialist Brian Zimbler, who became Russian managing partner in 1995, will begin the transition by splitting his time between Moscow and London before taking up a post as partner in the UK […]

The Firm

Pratchard: I’m rather optimistic today, Tom. We’re on a winning streak after helping that nice Mr Irving win his libel case against that ghastly American woman. Henderson: Irving didn’t win, Jack. Pratchard: Of course he did. He’s even writing a book, What Really Happened At My Libel Trial But Wasn’t Reported By The Zionist Press. […]

Test driving trainees

It was refreshing to read Alan Burnhams’ viewpoint “Time For a radical rethink on trainees” (10 April). I have worked as a paralegal and an assistant solicitor for a City firm and am now a legal recruitment manager. There is a lot to be said for taking on LPC graduates as paralegals and giving them […]

Staying positive

In your article “LawSoc fills void left by Bahl” (17 April) you report that David McIntosh was elected deputy vice president by the council. But instead of mentioning the very positive comment he made about working alongside “Robert Sayer and Michael Napier for the good of the profession”, you referred to an election over two […]

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