Latest Briefings

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.

Recommended

stars

Revealed – The Hot 100 2019

Once again, The Lawyer’s Hot 100, in association with AlixPartners and LexisNexis, gathers together the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year.

Thomas Plewman QC, Brick Court Chambers

When Thomas Plewman arrived at Brick Court 10 years ago, he had to build his UK practice from scratch. Already a successful practitioner in South Africa, particularly on auditor-related litigation, Plewman was called to the Bar in England in 2009 and took silk in 2016. His star has continued to rise in the past two […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more