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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: “Those doing the longest hours don’t always make the most valuable contributions”

Gowling WLG’s head of commercial, employment, pensions and projects Michael Luckman talks to The Lawyer about the evolving expectations of clients, the steps in-housers should take to be more strategic and the skills that will be in demand for the law department of the future ahead of his session at this year’s In-house Counsel as Business […]

Jenner & Block partner Paul Feldberg

K&L Gates white collar duo reunite at Jenner & Block

Building on its key hire of K&L Gates white-collar partner Christine Braamskamp earlier this year, Jenner & Block has taken its second partner from the US firm in a bid to build out in the City. Jenner & Block has hired London-based partner Paul Feldberg into Braamskamp’s team. Feldberg spent less than a year at K&L […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers defends cricketer in rape trial

A QC at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is defending a county cricketer accused of raping a sleeping woman. Michelle Heeley QC is acting for Alex Hepburn, of Portland Street, Worcester, who was born in Perth, Western Australia. Hepburn, 23, denies two counts of rape. He claims the alleged victim was awake and initial kissing led to […]

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