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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.


Osborne Clarke hires YouView legal head

Osborne Clarke has turned to digital TV provider YouView for a hire in its digital business group, bringing aboard legal chief John Davidson-Kelly. Davidson-Kelly, who has been head of legal at YouView since 2010, joined the Bristol firm as a partner in its London office yesterday (1 November), with his move following the launch of […]


Blog: causation key issue for litigants in Libor claims

The recent decision by the court in the claim brought by Guardian Care Homes against Barclays (see story 30 October 2012), allowing the claimant to bring the manipulation of LIBOR into a case on hedge mis-selling, highlights the storm clouds that still gather around the banking sector and may indicate a lack of trust of […]

Faith Value

This week The Lawyer reveals the remarkable story of Tinu Adeshile, general counsel at the Islam Channel. If balancing working and studying part-time for five years to fund her legal qualifications wasn’t impressive in itself, just two months after starting work at the Islam Channel Adeshile was inspired enough by her surroundings to reject her […]

Chadbourne loses more IP lawyers as Cooley poaches NY team

The New York office of Cooley has hired a group of IP lawyers from Chadbourne & Parke, including IP chief Walter Hanchuk and head of mobile technology John Kheit. Hanchuk, the former chair of Chadbourne’s IP department, will head Cooley’s New York IP practice while Kheit will join as a partner with immediate effect. The […]


Islam Channel GC: Faith value

Determination and religious inspiration are central to the remarkable story of Tinu Adeshile, Muslim convert and GC at the Islam Channel Tinu Adeshile Islam Channel Title: General counsel Industry: Media Reporting to: CEO Mohamed Ali Harrath T urnover: £4m Employees: 80 Legal capability: One Estimated legal spend: £100,000 Main external law firms: Peninsula Employment Legal […]

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