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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.


Eversheds hit with second negligence claim

Eversheds_office.jpg” alt=”Eversheds hit with second negligence claim” />Eversheds is heading for an £850,000 High Court showdown after being sued by two of its former clients in a negligence claim. The news comes after the firm was hit by a £20m lawsuit by Nationwide Building Society after the financial lender found itself the victim of a […]

DLA Piper scoops Jones Day partner for Asia cap markets

DLA Piper has poached Jones Day partner Stephen Peepels to head its US capital markets offering in Asia. The firm’s Asia practice has been further bolstered through the appointment of Simpson Thatcher & Barlett’s Gene Buttrill, who joins the firm’s corporate and securities practice as a partner in Hong Kong. “The addition of these partners […]


UK 200 Position: 191= Turnover… UK 200 Position: 191= Turnover: £6.2m Revenue per fee-earner: £84,000 Revenue per lawyer: £129,000 Revenue per partner: £344,000 Total number of fee-earners: 74 Total number of qualified lawyers: 48 Total number of partners: 18 Total number of female partners: 6 Total number of staff: 135 Nottingham-based Berryman saw revenue drop […]

Tucker takes to New York

You have to laugh when a New York lawyer says of John Tucker’s move at Linklaters: “It might help stop them being perceived as an outpost of a London firm”. Even Tucker, Linklaters’ global head of finance and projects, admits it will take a lot more than his relocation to convince the market that his […]

Fraud: a booming business

The Midlands is suffering an upsurge in business fraud. Tim Green on why the region is so attractive to fraudsters and how the problem can be tackled Fraud in the Midlands is a booming business. According to published research by BDO Stoy Hayward, the Midlands accounted for 60 pence in every pound lost through fraud […]

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