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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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Clifford Chance gears up for senior partner battle

Six candidates vie for top spot; Gasteyer the only non-UK partner in the running Clifford Chance is bracing itself for the closest elections in the merged firm’s two-year history as six candidates put themselves forward for senior partner.At close of play on Friday (30 August), the following partners had declared their interest: arbitration partner John […]

Linklaters wins MasterCard work as banks switch over to Maestro

Linklaters’ London office has advised on its first major piece of work from MasterCard Europe after winning a role on the rebranding of Switch debit cards as Maestro cards.MasterCard Europe has licensed the Maestro brand to the group of 19 retail banks in the Switch scheme and will receive fees from Maestro card transactions carried […]

CC brings NY firm to book over debt

Clifford Chance is making an aggressive attempt to recover £41,000 in unpaid fees by suing a New York boutique that liaised with the magic circle firm on behalf of a client that subsequently went bankrupt

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