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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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SJ Berwin acted for Bristol & West Investments on its move from OFEX to the Alternative Investment Market. The firm also acted on a share placing to raise £1.4m. Seymour Pierce was the nominated adviser and broker for the transaction. SJ Berwin senior corporate finance partner Jonathan Metliss led a team of four on the […]

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FFW beats off magic circle for telecoms job

A consortium of the world’s leading telecoms companies has snubbed Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy and chosen Field Fisher Waterhouse to represent it in one of the industry’s biggest ever deals. The firm was chosen after leading telecoms law firms were invited to tender for the work, which involves setting up contracts with British […]

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