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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.


UK construction industry is taking action to continue growth, says Eversheds

Michael Conroy-Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest construction PMI figures. He said: ‘Figures like this take a moment to read but an age to interpret. It’s great that construction activity is holding up, but we do need to look beyond that and it’s good to see that performance is more balanced […]

Matt Byrne

The irony of real estate

Just two weeks to go until The Lawyer Management (TLM) conference and awards on 22 October and here’s some news for those planning to attend the evening’s festivities – comedian Ed Byrne can now be revealed as the host. Cue a collective ‘yay”. One of Byrne’s most famous routines is his ripping apart of Alanis […]

Voluntary approach to UK boardroom representation ‘is delivering progress’

Audrey Williams, head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the latest figures surrounding the representation of women in UK boardrooms. She said: ‘These latest figures show that the voluntary approach in the UK, driven by Lord Davies’ recommendations and annual reviews, is delivering progress. It allows companies the freedom to remove barriers to female […]

Eversheds attorney-at-law set to advise on SREIR research project

Eversheds attorney-at-law Lina Aleknaitė — van der Molen has been invited to become a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Security Rights and the European Insolvency Regulation (SREIR) research project. SREIR is a European Union-financed project, the goal of which is to critically analyse and evaluate the provisions governing rights in rem (security rights) […]

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