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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.



Brethertons appoints new CEO after 28 per cent boost in revenue to £11.1m

Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue. The firm’s CEO swap comes after a boost of 28 per cent in revenue from £9.03m to £11.1m in the 2013/14 financial year. That followed […]

Cerryg Jones

Jones, Cerryg

Cerryg Jones helps clients to enforce their intellectual property, to defend their business from intellectual property infringement claims and to identify potential risks around trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets and confidential information. Jones is an intellectual property partner with more than 20 years’ experience of advising clients on litigation, risk management, mediation and dispute resolution, […]


Jones Day raids Ropes & Gray for high yield partner Jonathan Bloom

Ropes & Gray high yield partner Jonathan Bloom has quit the firm to join Jones Day’s City base. US-qualified Bloom is due to begin work at the firm on Wednesday (3 September). He specialises in corporate and finance transactions, with particular emphasis on high yield debt offerings.  Bloom has been at Ropes & Gray since […]

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Intelligent Office UK opens second onshore shared services centre in Glasgow

Outsourced services provider Intelligent Office (IO) is opening its second onshore shared services centre in Glasgow. Intelligent Office today confirmed the expansion of its transcription services division with the new centre in Glasgow which it said would complement its existing operation in nearby Alloa. The new centre will initially provide document production, document conversion and […]


DAC Beachcroft profits slump by 10 per cent

DAC Beachcroft has announced a 9.7 per cent drop in net profit from £31.7m to £28.6m for the 2013/14 financial year. As a result DAC Beachcroft’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) fell by 7 per cent from £281,000 to £261,000 in 2013/14. It is the second consecutive year that PEP has fallen at the […]

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