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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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Eversheds acted for Manchester-based shopfitters Campbell & Armstrong in the financial restructuring of the group, which included a debt/equity swap of around £4 million and the raising of £3.25 million fresh equity. Gouldens advised Campbell & Armstrong’s financial adviser, Henry Ansbacher.

Chambers clerks. Clerks no more on barrowed time

The image of clerks as wheeler-dealers is hardly up-to-date according to a recent survey, reports Ravinder Singh Chahal Not many people would accuse barristers of being stupid – they might not be street-wise, but they are not dumb. However, the legal press has recently suggested that one particular group has been taking advantage of our […]

In line with Luxembourg?

Employment lawyers may be forgiven for listening to Euro-sceptics with a wry smile. For us, the supremacy of European law is already a fact of life. While there have been important recent developments in domestic legislation, and some in the common law, perhaps the most significant changes have been brought about by European law. Article […]

Bogan sets up his own firm in Richmond

Anthony Bogan, chair of the Solicitors Association and maverick Law Society Council member who campaigned to split the Law Society, has set up a practice in his constituency base of Surrey. Bogan left Saunders Palmer Ure in Hounslow, Middlesex last week to set up with partner Alex Alagappa, chair of the British Legal Association. The […]

Most industrious silks

Barristers specialising in employment law need to be aware not just of the legal issues but also the “politics with a small p” of the situation, according to the solicitors that instruct them. As one solicitor points out, academic brilliance is not the first consideration, despite the complexity of much of the law: “I first […]

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