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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.


Catrin Griffiths

Hot 100: associates deserve a place in the sun

The ‘Hot 100 effect’ is well-documented. Over the 16 years The Lawyer has been running our star-spotting project we’ve brought the attention of the market to hundreds of superb performers working in private practice, in-house, the bar and in business services.

Hot 100 2017 – Energy

Lucille De Silva Partner, Dentons Less than a month into 2017, Dentons energy partner Lucille De Silva has already closed what may be the biggest solar deals of the year, valued at £470m. She advised longstanding Asia-headquartered client Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on the acquisition of a 50 per cent shareholding in one of the […]

Hot 100 2017 – Finance

Nada Jarnaz Senior associate, Taylor Wessing Nada Jarnaz may be a senior associate at Taylor Wessing, but her contribution to the finance ­practice is above and beyond her title. Throughout the 13 years since she trained at the firm, she has honed her skills in finance and excelled as one of a small group of […]

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