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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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Matheu Swallow spotlights the regional barristers who attract praise for their specialist knowledge and tracks down the chambers favoured by provincial firms. The regional Bar is not particularly strong in the area of landlord and tenant work. Regional solicitors do a lot of work in-house and only turn to counsel when they do not know […]

Donovans' break-up gives LeBoeufs a headstart in Paris

New York-based LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has opened in Paris by taking on the 13-lawyer Paris practice of struggling New York rival Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. At the same time, the 700-lawyer firm has announced that it has set up an affiliated office with SAo Paulo-based firm Tavares Guerreiro Advogados in Brazil. Donovans’ […]

Law Soc election promises

The victors in the Law Society elections have promised a root and branch review of the society’s functions. Robert Sayer, elected as vice-president, said campaigning had put reform on hold for two months but now “we can get things done”. Michael Mathews, elected president, stated in his manifesto that he would lead the council in […]

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