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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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Cocoa loco If it’s not careful, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom will get itself a reputation for being a kindhearted, caring law firm. The WSJ Law Blog reports on an email from New York partner Wally Schwartz, who has launched Skadden Hot Cocoa Day for chilly lawyers. “As the cold weather returns, I remember […]

Class struggles

The subject of class actions or class litigation is a provocative and emotive one. For some commentators, the subject conjures images of greedy lawyers chasing after the sick and needy, and cajoling them to the door of the court whereupon a handsome settlement is reached – a large chunk of which the successful lawyers then […]

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On your marks…04-Jan-2008Never mind flavour of the month, the Middle East looks set to be flavour of the year…again. Never mind flavour of the month, the Middle East looks set to be flavour of the year…again. Post-merger Dewey & LeBoeuf has sprung out of the New Year blocks to grab a piece of the action. […]

Town centre come-back

With the opening of the Metro Centre in Gateshead in 1986, out-of-town developments in the UK moved into a new era. Consumers flocked to these shopping meccas, deserting the high street and turning town centres into ghost towns of charity shops and empty premises. It soon became clear that a major problem was facing the […]

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