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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 stalwart Viv Du-Feu quits for Welsh firm

Eversheds_office.jpg” alt=”Eversheds stalwart Viv Du-Feu quits for Welsh firm” />Eversheds head of international employment Viv Du-Feu has left the firm for Welsh-based commercial firm Capital Law. Du-Feu, who became a partner in 1984 and has established one of the largest employment law groups in the UK, joins Capital law as an equity partner, bringing the […]


Revealed: BLG litigation head quit a year ago

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert commercial litigation head Clare Canning took the decision to leave the firm a year ago, but was convinced to stay, The Lawyer can reveal. Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) commercial litigation head Clare Canning took the decision to leave the firm a year ago, but was convinced to stay, The Lawyer […]

Projects guru quits A&O to take up BG counsel post

Allen & Overy (A&O) will lose one of its biggest names as global projects, energy and infrastructure head Graham Vinter moves in-house to become BG Group’s new general counsel. Vinter, a partner at the magic circle firm for nearly 20 years, announced his departure for BG, an A&O client, on 24 October. A week before […]

Which? campaigns star moves to Cohen Milstein

Class action law firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has snapped up campaigns star Ingrid Gubbay from consumer association Which?. Gubbay will be joining the US law firm as a consultant in its London office, which was launched in May. “Cohen Milstein is the UK’s first claimant firm and is free of conflict,” said Gubbay. […]

Caught in the net

The boom of internet networking sites has provided a new avenue through which employers can assess job candidates. But they must ensure decisions are made on relevant criteria. By Sean Nesbitt and Camilla Marriott Some 15 million people in the UK now regularly use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. Most are […]

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