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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.



Exchange Chambers pioneers litigation funding

Northern set Exchange Chambers has become the first barristers’ chambers to move into the litigation funding market through a tie-up with legal insurance broker Maxima – with both clerks and barristers expected to encourage take-up among clients. Chief executive Tom Handley said the members fully endorsed the association. “We see it as a way forward […]

Skadden banking counsel set for September switch to BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has given its growing banking and capital markets team a lift with a hire from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Paul Simcock, a counsel in Skadden’s London office, will join BLP in September as a partner, focusing on acquisition and leveraged finance. He also has expertise in high-yield finance. His […]

Freshfields freshens up Asia operations

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is shaking up its Asia management team, as the former US managing partner relocates to Hong Kong to add firepower to the capital markets practice. Stephen Revell, global co-head of the international capital markets practice and US managing partner between 1998 and 2002, will relocate to Hong Kong to deal with the […]

Firestone boss runs Moscow practice from London as partner death probed

The managing partner of a US law firm in Russia is being forced to run his firm from London after continuing to speak out against the authorities he believes are responsible for his former partner’s death. The managing partner of a US law firm in Russia is being forced to run his firm from London […]

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Lex Caribbean

Lex Caribbean was launched in 1997 in Barbados, but it is only since 1 July 2000, when the firm merged with Trinidad and Tobago’s De Nobriga Inniss & Co, that it really hit its stride. “We wanted to be the first truly integrated, pan-Caribbean commercial law firm in terms of structure and pay,” says Marjorie […]

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