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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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Addleshaws’ senior partner faces fresh challenge in firm elections

Addleshaw Goddard’s senior partner Charles Penney faces a challenge to his bid for another term, with another contender stepping forward to take on the role. Penney, who is seeking a second term in the top job, will run against contender Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. Leftley has been […]


A&O and Addleshaws take new spots on local government panel

Allen & Overy and Addleshaw Goddard have been added to the expanded National Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Frameworks’ latest panel. LGPS, the nationwide pension scheme for people working in local government, completed its refreshed and restructured panel in January, with the addition of two new lots. The latest panel has 12 firms, which have won places […]


Addleshaws in paralegal hunt with legal services launch in Scotland

Addleshaw Goddard is taking its transaction services team (TST) to Scotland, the latest reiteration of the firm’s support service that now generates around £11m of revenue every year. Located within the Edinburgh office, a team of five paralegals will closely assist fee-earners and regional clients in an area that, since the firm’s merger with HBJ Gateley in 2017, […]

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Addleshaws’ highest earner pay rebounds to £1m

Addleshaw Goddard‘s LLP filings show a return to form for the firm, with its highest paid partner once again taking home a £1m share of the profits. The firm’s most recent accounts reveal an overall rebound after a disappointing set of results in 2016/17, which saw the highest paid partner’s remuneration shrink by 29.5 per cent […]

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