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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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Litigation Writs 10/09/96

The University of North London is being sued for damages by its director of research, David Taplin. Taplin, of Down Thomas, Devon, seeks damages for breach of a contract. Writ issued by Edward Lewis, London WC1. A widow whose 53-year-old husband died after falling through a skylight is suing for compensation. Alice Martirossian, of London […]

Good works need to be coordinated

The Law Society has displayed a startling lack of leadership on the issue of pro bono work. Despite the obvious public relations benefits, there is a need for a unit to co-ordinate the various schemes run by law firms. The Bar has already taken action – it set up a pro bono unit earlier this […]

Edge & Ellison hires former police chief

Edge & Ellison has appointed Sir Ronald Hadfield, former Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police, as a consultant to the firm to oversee training and people management. Digby Jones, senior partner, disclosed that Hadfield is one of several non-lawyers who will be appointed as consultants over the next 12 months. He said:”It is our […]

Linklaters' man poached to head Pinsents' City office

Linklaters & Paines has had one of its high flying litigation partners poached by Pinsent Curtis to manage its London office. Graeme Brister, 41, has been chosen by Pinsents’ to succeed Paul Downing who joined Price Waterhouse last month. The move is understood to have surprised Linklaters. Brister had been with the firm 17 years […]

Litigation Personal Injury 10/12/96

Sore v Scott – QBD, 29 October 1996 Claimant: Barry Sore, 53 Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant seriously injured and wife killed in crash. Damages in respect of injuries and loss of wife. Head, chest and leg injuries forced claimant to retire from his job as a maintenance electrician Award: £300,000 (agreed damages) Judge: […]

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