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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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Addleshaws department puts labour law under one roof

MANCHESTER firm Addleshaw Sons & Latham has announced the creation of a specialist human resources department which combines all aspects of employment law under one roof. Partner Malcolm Pike heads the new department which combines all employment, pensions and employee benefits matters. He said: “Employment law, which originally grew out of litigation, has become such […]

Accounts system

Birmingham solicitors Pearson Rowe has introduced a new accounts system. According to Mary Parry, office manager at the firm, the 11-workstation system has greatly improved its accounts function. With the help of supplier Professional Computer Solutions, Pearsons opted for the Cognito system which has so far been installed at over 90 firms of solicitors.

Programme accuses court of self-interest

THE COURT of Appeal has been accused of putting the interests of the legal profession above the interests of justice. The charge has been levelled by the television programme Trial and Error following the rejection of an appeal by 64-year-old Sheila Bowler, who was convicted of murdering her elderly aunt. A petition will now be […]

In the face of public opinion

The Appeal Court 3. The Sun readers 45,000. Their lordships on the bench of the Appeal Court may be unconcerned about being out of kilter with the views of Sun readers. But this was the score after the recent unanimous decision of Lords Justice Neill, Millett and Evans to uphold the £4,000 damages award to […]

Profession slams disclosure rethink

BOTH arms of the legal profession have hit out at the inclusion of new disclosure rules in the Queen’s Speech claiming they will “undoubtedly unbalance the criminal justice system”. The rules, one of the main points of the new Criminal Procedure and Investigations Bill, will give police and prosecutors more control over evidence which is […]

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