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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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Princes of the patents Bar

Traditionally, male barristers have carried out patents work, which explains the predominance of male silks in this area The massive increase in the use of computers and information technology in all areas of work (and even in chambers) has meant that barristers have to ensure that they are up-to-date with all the latest developments in […]

Bar Council unveils fees plan

THE BAR Council has drawn up its blueprint for a scheme to regulate civil court fees in a bid to head off the Lord Chancellor’s Department’s (LCD) controversial fixed fees proposals. A Bar Council working party, headed by Roderick Wood QC, has just submitted the blueprint to the LCD in the hope that the department […]

SFLA comes to aid of summer divorce victims

THE Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA) has launched a leaflet campaign to promote its members to a wider public audience before the annual surge of summer divorces. The SFLA has launched a national helpline giving the name of the nearest SFLA solicitor, and is distributing a brochure that gives “10 good reasons for choosing an […]

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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 19/8/97

Merlyn Huw Lloyd Morgan, admitted 1980, struck off 1990, refused restoration to the roll. Morgan, who practised material times in Stratford-upon-Avon, struck off following 14 allegations of mis conduct including delay of conduct of client affairs, failure to carry out terms of retainer, failure to deal promptly with correspondence of Solicitors Com plaints Bureau, failure […]

Lawyers damn Hampel report with faint praise

Robert Lindsay discovers that Hampel raises more questions than he answers. Details of deals should be sent to the City editor, Robert Lindsay. Please include all other law firms acting on deals and the value, where possible. In November last year Sir Ronnie Hampel, the chairman of ICI and the Corporate Governance Committee, got involved […]

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