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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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DLA Piper posts profit rise in merger year one

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has a revealed a profit per equity partner of £569,000 ($1.036m), a rise of 6 per cent for the first year since its merger. As first revealed in The Lawyer (13 January) DLA Piper is now the second-biggest law firm in the world on current figures after recording a global […]

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DWS sets up free legal advice centre in East End of London

Denton Wilde Sapte’s (DWS) lawyers have helped to launch and run a new legal clinic in East London that will provide free advice to local residents. The clinic, called PopLaw, offers free initial legal advice on all areas of law, excluding family and immigration, every Tuesday between 6.15pm and 8.15pm. The clinic opened its doors […]

In brief

The first-ever district judge job-share appointments have been announced. The first-ever district judge job-share appointments have been announced. Alison Claire Rowley and Lorna Margaret Grosse will share the post of District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer said: “Increasing the flexibility of judicial service, […]

International eye: US

Matt Byrne on the month in the US New year brings good cheer for US firms With the majority of US firms on a calendar financial year, January is traditionally the time when the results begin to appear and confirm how good – or bad – the previous 12 months really were. This year was […]

Davis Polk and Milbank join in wage hike trend

Two more New York firms have raised their associate salaries, suggesting the recent wave of rises among West Coast firms is being mirrored in the east. Davis Polk & Wardwell and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy increased associate pay on Wednesday (8 February) by $20,000 (£11,000) across the board, with first-years due to receive $145,000 […]

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