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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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Wragges media chief defects to Mishcons

Wragge & Co’s head of media and entertainment Conan Chitham-Mosley has quit to join the intellectual property, media and IT team of Mishcon de Reya. Chitham-Mosley, who is currently a senior associate, will be promoted to partner when he moves. His clients include Campus Media, Classic Gold Digital, DigiZone, UBC Media Group and Visual Gold.

Lovells ditches Washington and falls out with Spanish best friend

Lovells is shaking up its international strategy and is set to close its Washington DC office and hunt for a new merger partner in Spain A Lovells source claimed DC had never been particularly successful or a good fit. The source said it was axed as part of a broader Lovells strategy to concentrate on […]

Oppenheimer to accept bids for Palo Alto office

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly's highly unusual move to auction off its entire Palo Alto office will leave the new owner saddled with dotcom boom rent rates as San Francisco property prices continue to plunge

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