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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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CC renews focus on Moscow with management shake-up

Clifford Chance has shaken up its management team in Moscow as it refocuses on the Russian capital for the first time since the financial crash of 1998 The firm is moving top banking partner Michael Cuthbert from London to take up the role of senior partner. He has been charged with courting the firm’s London […]

LORENZO ZURBRUGG

Lorenzo Zurbrugg aims to cut across barriers dividing legal cultures Specialising in foreign personal injury (PI) cases, this two-partner London-based firm acts mostly for insurers, with 70 per cent of its work coming from a combination of UK insurers with litigation abroad and foreign insurers that have litigation in the UK. The other 30 per […]

Wessing gets TJG-style makeover

Taylor Joynson Garrett's (TJG) German merger partner Wessing is overhauling its management structure and its accounting practices to bring them into line with its UK merger partner

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