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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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Part-time expansion

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Child charity targets trauma with witness video release

The children’s charity Barnardos has launched a video designed to reduce the trauma experienced by child witnesses in child sex abuse and other criminal cases. The eight-minute video, called You’re Going to be a Witness, is produced in the style of a children’s television programme. It was made with the co-operation of the Teesside Combined […]

Salary gap narrows for in-house lawyers

A report released earlier this month reveals that the earnings gap between lawyers working in-house in US corporations and private firms has continued to narrow. The findings are contained in US consultants Altman Weil Pensa’s Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974. According to the report, almost one in 10 […]

In brief: CICB chair lambasts Government plans

Lord Carlisle QC, chairman of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, attacked the government’s planned sentencing reforms in a speech last Friday at the University of Hertfordshire’s Law School. He described the government’s Crimes (Sentences) Bill as “unnecessary and unjustified”. He added: “Whatever may happen, one thing one can predict with certainty is that the prison […]

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