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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.


Bredin Prat taps Freshfields for employment hire

French firm Bredin Prat has made a rare lateral hire, luring the head of the employment department at the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Pascale Lagesse has led the French employment practice at Freshfields since 2000, and her hire is part of the launch of an employment group at Bredin Prat, the French best […]


Spain’s ship finance market: special rules on finance leases

Despite the international market’s uncertainty and volatility, the ship finance market in Spain is still experiencing rapid and steady growth. This is largely due to growing interest in the field from banks that have been traditionally wary of the sector. These banks, which often restricted their participation in ship finance transactions to the issuance of […]

Cohen Milstein advertises for BA-Virgin price fix claimants

Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is to launch an ad campaign to encourage people affected by the British Airways-Virgin price fixing scam to claim. US class action firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is to launch an advertising campaign to encourage people affected by the British Airways and Virgin price fixing scam to make a […]

Owe – no you don’t

The controversial practice of borrowers buying back their own debt looks set to bring about a clarification of the Loan Market Association’s rules on syndicated lending. Debt buybacks are particularly topical at the moment and it is easy to see why. With bank debt trading below par in the secondary loan ­market, ­borrowers and their […]

White & Case rebuilds with Wall appointment

White & Case rebuilds with Wall appointment” />White & Case has appointed former chairman Duane Wall as head of the firm’s global bank advisory practice. The move is a response to the loss of prominent financial services regulatory partner and former head, Kevin Barnard, who left to join Arnold & Porter with fellow partner Alan […]

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