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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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Freshfields' Amsterdam HQ poaches top Dutch partner

One of the top competition lawyers in The Netherlands is joining Freshfields’ Amsterdam office to set up a new practice. Winfred Knibbeler, a partner with top Dutch firm Nauta Dutilh, is a leading light in Dutch and European Union (EU) competition law – with clients including banking giant ABN Amro and Ajax Football Club. He […]

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Paisner & Co advised healthcare company Medisys on its placing and open offer of new ordinary shares to raise £45m for product development. Nomura International acted as Medisys’ nominated adviser. David Collins, corporate finance partner at Paisners, led a team of two on the deal while Weil Gotshal & Manges represented Nomura.

… as it seals deal to open Scottish office

Dibb Lupton Alsop has announced its first Scottish office after sealing a deal to acquire Glasgow-based Bird Semple. The Lawyer reported in November last year that the two firms were in talks, but the fine tuning of the merger took several months. The last hurdle was how to break off Bird Semple’s private client practice, […]

Woman Lawyer Forum drops Bahl as she quits Law Society

Kamlesh Bahl has stood down as chair of a panel discussion at the Woman Lawyer Forum on 1 April. But a source who is speaking at the event tells The Lawyer that Bahl’s invitation was withdrawn when she was suspended from the Law Society. Bahl, who last week resigned as vice-president of the Law Society, […]

Penningtons faces post- merger fight with partner

Walker Martineau is being swallowed up by City firm Penningtons – and faces a legal dispute with a partner cast off from the merged firm. Clinical negligence partner Phyllis Bennett claims she was told on Friday (24 March) that the merger was going ahead and there would not be a place for her in the […]

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