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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.


Cool as Hell

Tulkinghorn found time this week to dip into the Legal Executive journal, which threatens to displace CPS News as Tulkinghorn’s favourite read (notwithstanding the fabulous CPS News offer of a stylish Crown Prosecution Service pen to all published letter writers). Legal executives often get a bit of a raw deal, with many of the more […]

Walker Morris profits leap

Leeds-based Walker Morris has again recorded bumper profits for the past financial year The firm’s turnover, which was £26m for the financial year 2000/2001 has leapt to £31m. And its competitors will be left reeling at partner profits, which have increased from £400,000 to £446,000.“It’s just a continuation of the same strategy which is developing […]

Rosling King sues client Rothschild

City firm Rosling King is due to appear in court to recoup unpaid legal fees of more than £100,000 allegedly owed to it by an arm of international banking house NM Roths-child & Sons The High Court trial was due to start today (17 June), and an application last month by Rothschild Trust to have […]

Six of the best

It has been a while since The Lawyer’s Hot 100, our annual survey of who is going to make it big in the year ahead (look out for it in the first issue of January), but people are still talking about it.In Touch, the alumni magazine for King’s College, London, reported the strong showing of […]

Ashursts wins Nomura after A&O is conflicted

Nomura’s £1.2m damages case against CSFB causes spate of City firm conflicts Ashurst Morris Crisp has benefited from a conflict situation between top City firms. The litigation team has landed a role as lead adviser to Nomura on its high-profile case against Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) for damages in the region of £1.2m over […]

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