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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.


Information technology

Our team works with vendors and purchases to mitigate risk, resolve issues and achieve good deals on information technology (IT) projects. Applying in-depth knowledge of the industry, we take an innovative approach to software licensing, cloud computing, e-commerce and online business, open source software, data protection and privacy and procurement. Click here for more information on […]

Supreme court

Irwin Mitchell and HowardKennedyFsi replaced on Saudi Prince Supreme Court fight

Both Irwin Mitchell and HowardKennedyFsi have been replaced on a Saudi Prince’s battle with a former shareholder which is headed for the Supreme Court next month. HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has so far lost fights to have his case against fellow investor Faisal Almhairat’s company Apex Global Management heard in […]

No5 Chambers barrister Tom Schofield defends in £1.5m drugs conspiracy case

Barrister Tom Schofield from No5 Chambers has defended in a case where four Birmingham drug dealers were jailed for a total of 46 years for plotting to supply Class A drugs worth £1.5m. Sajad Hussain, brothers-in-law Nazabat and Asif Hussain and accomplice Naqash Younis were sent to prison for a total of 46 years. The […]

DLA Piper team advises MoboTap on investment transaction with Changyou

DLA Piper has advised MoboTap on an investment transaction with for nearly $100m (£60m). The DLA Piper team working on the transaction included senior associate David Xu, Iris Liu and Yiran Peng, all in Beijing. MoboTap developed the Dolphin browser for the Android and iOS operating systems and was one of the first alternative […]

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