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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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Martineau Johnson PEP surges 48 per cent

Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson has grown average profit per equity partner (PEP) by almost half. This year’s PEP is £260,000, a 48 per cent increase on last year’s figure of £176,000. This is despite an expansion of the equity from 17 to 20 partners. The firm has an additional 28 fixed share partners. Managing partner Bill […]

Eversheds joins diversity group after 2nd Tyco deal

Eversheds has become the first law firm to become a member of the diversity promoters Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK). The news comes just weeks after Eversheds secured a second contract with engineering conglomerate Tyco, which will give financial rewards for diversity achievements (The Lawyer, 19 May). The firm has become MSDUK’s thirty-eight member since […]

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