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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

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The 60 second interview: “If lawyers behave like robots, they will be replaced by robots”

Ahead of his session at In-house Counsel as Business Partner in association with EY, Shoosmiths partner Tony Randle talks to The Lawyer about the need for a fundamental understanding of the in-house environment, and of private practice and in-house lawyers working together on driving efficiency. In a world where innovation is the new norm, what will differentiate […]

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Redundancy consultation set to begin at Ince Gordon Dadds

Ince Gordon Dadds’ tie-up is off to a tentative start, with the newly-merged firm understood to be starting a redundancy consultation among its staff. Commencing next week, and three months after the £110m merger was agreed, Ince Gordon Dadds will embark on a redundancy process which The Lawyer understands will largely affect support staff on both the […]

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