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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, […]

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Squire Patton Boggs scoops up Simmons’s John Hayward for financial services practice

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Simmons & Simmons’ John Hayward as a partner in its financial services practice group. Hayward was at Simmons for over three years. Prior to that he spent eight years as a finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Hayward specialises in the areas of acquisition and leveraged finance. His expertise also […]

Shoosmiths shortlisted for two categories at Scottish Legal Awards

Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year and Employer of the Year at this year’s Scott Co Scottish Legal Awards. The awards — which recognise the achievements of the individuals, firms and teams in the legal industry — will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh’s city centre on 26 March. An independent […]

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India’s J Sagar chooses Ahmedabad for site of seventh office

Indian firm J Sagar Associates (JSA) has expanded its domestic footprint with the addition of an office in Gujarati city Ahmedabad. The office is the firm’s seventh and adds to its presences in Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. The new base will be led by partner Bijal Chhatrapati, a disputes and corporate […]

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