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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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A partner in a Staffordshire law firm has been charged with money laundering the proceeds of a multimillion-pound VAT fraud. Paul Winter Morris continues to work as a solicitor at the four-partner AH Brooks & Co.Listings staff at Birmingham Crown Court said Morris is due to appear on 9 September at the court with the […]

Viviane Stulz, senior counsel, Clifford Chance, Paris

For those human resource professionals whose re-mit spans several European countries, France is notorious for being the country where laws are perhaps the most paternalistic towards employees.Reorganisations, restructuring and redundancy exercises in France have always been tricky from a personnel relations’ perspective, in particular for companies employing more than 50 people which propose to implement […]

Chelsea picks Mills & Reeve for planning work

Mills & Reeve planning lawyers have been selected to advise Chelsea Village on its application for planning permission to build a new training academy for Chelsea Football Club, following a competitive tender process.Chelsea Village, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, is a new client for the firm.The planning team, led by partner David Brock, beat […]

Addleshaws tells partners: bill now

Addleshaw Booth & Co’s management is getting tough with its partners over a mounting backlog of billings The firm has proposed to withhold 10 per cent of partners’ monthly drawings from the start of the next financial year if more than 25 per cent of a partner’s annual billings are more than 90 days old. […]

Andersen Legal wins Airtours vote

Andersen Legal has survived a vote by Airtours shareholders and will retain its position on the company's panel of legal advisers

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