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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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CMS Cameron McKenna is working opposite Linklaters on the sale of major Eastern European warehouse operator Pinnacle Real Estate to Islamic investment fund Arcapita. Pinnacle,?which?is thought to manage assets worth more than e600m (£476.58m), turned to Camerons’ Central and Eastern Europe office and corporate partner Helen Rodwell, as well as real estate?partner?Hilary McDowell. Linklaters partners […]

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Clifford Chance turnover up 11 per cent

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Berwin Leighton Paisner: could do better

After its stellar performance in recent years we expected more from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). While its turnover rise of 10.1 per cent rise in turnover is hardly disastrous, it represents a massive slowdown on the previous two years, when turnover grew by 16 per cent and 19 per cent. Top of the PEPs Revenue […]

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