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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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Linklaters expands PwC team stateside

Linklaters has finalised its 20-strong US team advising PricewaterhouseCoopers on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. New York-based partner Larry Byrne and head of US restructuring and insolvency group, Martin Flics are leading the seven-partner and 14-associate team. Byrne and Flics have been joined by fellow New York partners Adam Glass in structured finance, bankruptcy specialist Mary […]

Seddons

Position: 196=Firm: Seddons Turnover: £6.5m… Position: 196=Firm: Seddons Turnover: £6.5mRevenue per fee-earner: £159KRevenue per lawyer: £186KRevenue per partner: £361KTotal number of fee-earners: 41Total number of qualified partners: 35Total number of partners: 18Total number of female partners: 2Total number of staff: 68

Ashurst advises CarVal on Lehman’s £100m salary lifeline

Ashurst advises CarVal on Lehman’s £100m salary lifeline” />Ashurst has advised the lender on a £100m emergency loan that will ensure the London staff of Lehman Brothers get paid at the end of September. The firm advised finance house CarVal Investors on the loan facility to Lehman administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The loan enabled PwC to […]

Roythornes

Position: 168=Firm: Roythornes Turnover: £9.9… Position: 168=Firm: Roythornes Turnover: £9.9mRevenue per fee-earner: £101KRevenue per lawyer: £236KRevenue per partner: £471KTotal number of fee-earners: 98Total number of qualified partners: 42Total number of partners: 21Total number of female partners: 5Total number of staff: 176

Profile: Charlie Geffen, Ashurst senior partner

Ashurst senior partner” />Ashurst’s new senior partner elect, Charlie Geffen, said today that the future of Ashurst’s business lies overseas, pledging a major expansion in Asia. “The future is very much focused on strong development of the business we’ve got in London, in Europe and as we expand that into Asia and the Middle East,” […]

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