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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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Bank of Scotland sues McCanns over conflict

Four Seasons Hotel £23m overspend leads to negligence claim against Irish firm Irish firm McCann Fitzgerald is being sued by the Bank of Scotland (BOS) for negligence over a conflict of interest. The case rests on advice given by McCanns to a group of banks that financed the development of Dublin’s Four Seasons Hotel.BOS has […]

Don't get the bars mixed up

Traditionally, journalists, as with lawyers, welcome a bevy as much as an Englishman his Bedouin oasis. But now, in this crazy world of the health obsessed, reporters’ tongues yearn carrot juice as much as they once sought out fine wines, or whatever else was on the menu.However, 29 Bedford Row is doing its utmost to […]

Cadwalader partner joins 2 Paper Buildings

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost Vinay Ganga, one of its project finance partners, to 2 Paper Buildings, the chambers of Desmond de Silva. The set specialises in crime and civil work. Ganga is already a UK and Indian-qualified lawyer, but needs approval from the Bar Council in order to requalify as a barrister.

'Money launderers' used mobile phones as front

The Staffordshire lawyer charged with money laundering the proceeds of a £30m VAT fraud, which involved the import of mobile phones from Europe, is alleged to have laundered some of the money through a Spanish account As revealed by The Lawyer two weeks on 11 February, Customs & Excise is bringing the case against Paul […]

ECJ rejects claims that Italian compulsory fee scale is illegal

Claims that the compulsory scale of fees paid to Italian lawyers is illegal under EU competition legislation have been thrown out by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which has ruled that the system is a reasonable act of the national government

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