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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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Leaky drums row

A South Wirral packaging company is to be accused in the High Court of supplying faulty drums to hold chemicals. In a £118,000 claim, chemical manufacturing firm Transpek Industry, of Vadodara, India, claims the drums supplied by Van Leer (UK), of Ellesmere Port, South Wirral, were claimed to be suitable for storage of the chemical […]

Mercury says enhanced software will reduce slip-ups

Mercury Computing has added new functions to its workflow management software, InControl Legal, that are designed to appeal to City and commercial practices. InControl Legal is an information management system designed to help solicitors manage their workloads and simplify quality assurance and legal aid franchise requirements. The system is compatible with most software packages and […]

Mock trial exposes dangers of expensive contamination cases

A MOCK trial organised by the Sheffield business community has highlighted the dangers posed to local authorities by the government’s planned contaminated land laws. The trial, organised by the Sheffield Green Business Club at Sheffield Magistrates Court, saw a Sheffield City Council environmental health officer serve clear-up notices on two imaginary companies. Nabarro Nathanson solicitor, […]

Another taste of Gaelic

Regarding the Tulkinghorn column in The Lawyer 30 April, I believe the Gaelic phrase for which your correspondent was searching is actually “Slan leat” meaning (literally) “[good] health [remain] with you”. Slan agus beanachd. Craig Dunford Middlesex.

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