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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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Grande Stevens in corruption probe

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Dickinson Dees in profits dip as turnover rises ten per cent

Newcastle-based Dickinson Dees has increased its turnover for the tenth consecutive year, hitting £47.8m. The figure is up ten per cent on last year’s, when top line was £43.8m. Projected profit per equity partner (PEP) is down on last year, however. 2005-6 PEP is £320,000, while in 2004-5 it was £326,000. Managing partner Neil Braithwaite […]

Legal executives win advocacy right

Legal executives will be allowed to appear in a range of new courts, after being granted extended rights of audience by the Lord Chancellor. The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) president, John Wells, announced that the Lord Chancellor has approved ILEX’s application for the extended rights yesterday. The decision means that legal executives will now […]

Gide parachutes in partner to boost Beijing

Gide Loyrette Nouel is responding to increased activity in China by flying its Turkish managing partner out to Beijing. Guillaume Rougier-Brierre will relocate to Beijing in August and will be replaced by IP partner Remy Fekete. Rougier-Brierre will help develop Gide’s Chinese M&A offering as it works with the firm’s international corporate team. He becomes […]

Bonelli smashes €100m revenue ceiling

Slaughter and May‘s best friend in Italy Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, has posted record figures breaking through the €100m (£68.2m) barrier. Revenue reached ?101m (£68.9m), a 17.4 per cent increase on last year’s figure of €86m (£58.7m). The figures were confirmed at this month’s partnership meeting, during which the partners voted to appoint Professor Laura Salvaneschi […]

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