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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.


Lawyers set up group to boost Notts

LAWYERS are behind a new campaign to draw business into Nottingham. The city’s professionals are launching Nottingham First next week to establish the area as a major centre for business services. Eight of the city’s law firms have joined the new group, which also includes accountants, surveyors, bankers and insurers. The independent chair of Nottingham […]

Smile, you're on video camera

Lawyers have been getting on their bikes, switching to the bus and even taking to the water to beat the rail strike. Meanwhile, lawyers in the Yorkshire and London offices of Dibb Lupton Broomhead have been taking things easy. The firm has recently unveiled a video conference facility which allows partners and clients to link […]

IT in brief

A new guide to legal technology has been published by Chiswick-based Marketeer, organiser of the Barbican technology exhibition. ‘The Legal Technology Directory 1994’ is a comprehensive guide to suppliers, networks and hardware, and is available priced at u10 plus Vat. Adobe, producer of the well-known Illustrator software, has now completed its takeover of the Aldus […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 13/09/94

CLIVE MILLER HINDLE, 46, admitted 1973, practising at material time in partnership as Hindle Campbell, North Shields, cleared of allegations of unbefitting conduct. Allegations were that: he acted in a manner which compromised or impaired or was likely to compromise or impair his acting in clients’ best interests and/or good repute of the respondent or […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 13/09/94

Contracts uberrimae fidei – standard of proof of fraudSun Alliance: proving duty of utmost good faithDiggens & Anor v Sun Alliance and London Insurance Plc (1994) (CA 29.7.94.) (Nourse LJ, Evans LJ, Sir Roger Parker LJ) Summary: Right of insurer to recover all monies paid to insured if claim is proved to be fraudulent. Standard […]

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