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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.


Firm wins European Mid-Market Law Firm award

Milton Chadwick and Waters has been named European Mid-Market Law Firm of the Year for the third year running at the Law Times European M&A awards on 12 December 2012. Milton Chadwick and Waters has been named European Mid-Market Law Firm of the Year for the third year running at the Law Times European M&A […]

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Horwich Farrelly becomes latest ABS as latest licences announced

Manchester insurance litigation firm Horwich Farrelly has become the latest top 200 UK firm to gain an ABS licence. The firm’s licence was approved in December and became effective last week (10 January), according to the SRA. The firm was one of a group of six to be granted a licence as the SRA continues […]


France’s Arago signs association to expand into Dubai

French corporate and litigation firm Arago has launched a Dubai office and signed a partnership with UAE firm Bin Shabib & Associates. The Dubai office will be managed by partner Bertrand Dumon, who joined Arago in 2011 from Watson Farley & Williams. It adds to the firm’s existing presence in Ras Al Khaimah, which is […]

From Bowie to the bar

David Bowie is not a name that’s synonymous with litigation – excepting a copyright spat with 90s rapper Vanilla Ice over the bass line to Ice Ice Baby that never quite made it to court – but the title of his new single ‘Where Are We Now’ (look, we had to shoehorn that in) provides […]

Bonelli and White & Case scoop lead roles on €2.5bn Generali deal

Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and White & Case have taken the lead roles as Italy’s largest insurer Generali acquires a 49 per cent stake in joint venture partner PPF Group, a Czech and Dutch private equity group. Bonelli corporate partner Giorgio Fantacchiotti led the firm’s work on the deal, advising on M&A issues, alongside […]

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