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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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UK 200 Position: 177= Turnover:… UK 200 Position: 177= Turnover: £8.0m Revenue per fee-earner: £167,000 Revenue per lawyer: £190,000 Revenue per partner: £471,000 Total number of fee-earners: 48 Total number of qualified lawyers: 42 Total number of partners: 17 Total number of female partners: 3 Total number of staff: 95 KSB Law’s turnover fell by […]

Eversheds develops Qatar with Islamic finance expert

Eversheds is ramping up its Middle East capabilities, parachuting a key London Islamic finance partner into its Qatar office. Amjad Hussain is moving to the office as part of the firm’s wider strategy to strengthen its Islamic finance team. Eversheds, which launched its Qatar office in 2006, is dedicated to building up its presence in […]

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Eversheds seals $600m Islamic loan for Barwa

Eversheds’ London and Qatar Islamic finance teams have advised on a $600m (£300.43m) loan for Qatar real estate company Barwa. The funds, raised by Gulf International Bank in Qatar, will be used by Barwa to finance international real estate operations and projects. Lead partner on the deal and head of Eversheds’ Islamic finance group Indraj […]

Polish elections delay legal fee cap

The controversial law to cap legal fees in Poland is likely to be put on hold until next year, with national elections set to disrupt its progress. The ruling Law and Justice Party has tried to introduce a law to cap legal fees at €70 (£48.67) an hour, which has met with opposition from domestic […]

O’Melveny nets third green energy role

O’Melveny & Myers has scored a deal advising new banking client Climate Change Capital on the launch of its first clean technology private equity vehicle, the €200m (£137.82m) Climate Change Capital Private Equity Fund. The team acting for the European bank was led by London partner Solomon Wifa, with corporate support from associate Lynn Chan. […]

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