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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.


Balkan firms look to bolster alliance

Ten firms from South East Europe (SEE) are working together to form a regional powerhouse. The SEE Legal Group was formed in 2003 between national firms from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia & Montenegro. It has since expanded to include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia and Turkey, with Slovenia set to join in March. […]

Eversheds to splash out £20m in City office move

Eversheds has signed an 18-year contract for a new 165,000sq ft office close to St Paul’s Cathedral, with fit-out costs estimated at £20m, which represents nearly a third of Eversheds’ 2005 net profit of £57.4m. As part of the firm’s growth strategy, it is kicking off an aggressive expansion campaign in London, announcing a plan […]

DWS leads Rolta India through its London Stock Exchange flotation

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has landed the lead mandate for new client Rolta India on its landmark flotation on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). DWS won the work because one of its partners, who was familiar with Rolta, introduced the company to the lead mangers. However, DWS was forced to pass the US aspects on […]

EU backs International Criminal Court to the hilt

THE EU has promised that its institutions will cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and will even exchange information with its investigators. The cooperation agreement will come into force on 1 May 2006. It involves creating a central EU contact point for the ICC. The EU will also allow its staff to testify in […]

International report: Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The European Commission is to report in May on Romania’s suitability to join the EU from 1 January 2007. National firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is playing a key role in the process, helping the government draft new legislation to appease Brussels. “We’ve helped the government draft the mortgage bond law, which has just […]

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