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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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The International Libel Handbook – a practical guide for journalists

In his foreword, Ian Hargreaves talks about “fair business risk” and here we are looking at a newspaper’s approach to libel rather than a book or magazine publisher’s. But all publishers have to insure themselves. And a libel underwriter is not interested in “fair business risk”, but whether publication would be a fair insurance risk. […]

In brief: Honorary doctorate for prison inspector

The chief inspector of prisons Judge Tumim will this week receive an honorary Doctor of Law from Oxford Brookes University. Tumim, who will leave his post at the end of October, was called to the Bar in 1955. In the past he has acted as a Circuit and County Court judge and is currently a […]

Financings

Ashurst Morris Crisp is advising ING Bank as arranger and underwriter of the $97 million project financing for the Gul Ahmed power project in Karachi

Financings

Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Westminster Health Care Holdings in its one for four rights issue to raise £33.7 million net of expenses. Baring Brothers Ltd were the underwriters

One of the president's men, probably

“WATCH out for the Sir Humphries,” is one of the pieces of “helpful” advice the new Law Society president Martin Mears received from a supporter. So impressed was the president with the tip that he decided to include it in his column in the Law Society Gazette. It was a clear jibe at the Law […]

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