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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.



Dewey’s Riyadh team resurfaces at Patton Boggs

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Riyadh practice has joined Patton Boggs to set up a affiliate office for the US firm consisting of one partner and four associates. Former Dewey Riyadh partner Khalid Al-Thebity has joined Patton Boggs as managing partner of the affiliate office, with the Washington DC-based firm also taking on Dewey Riyadh associates Jihad […]

Crisis management

The Irish recession has prompted a significant and ongoing rise in contentious work, but has also put lawyers on the defensive Like many of their counterparts around the world, Irish litigators are busier than they can remember right now. The fallout from the country’s economic problems continues to provide rich pickings for contentious teams, even […]


Dewey management accused of ‘running Ponzi scheme’ in lawsuit brought by ex-partner

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s senior management ran a Ponzi scheme for the purpose of self-enrichment and maliciously misrepresented the firm’s finances, according to a lawsuit brought by a former partner. The defunct US firm faces a lawsuit from former IP partner Henry Bunsow, who claims over 200 Dewey partners including ex-chairman Steve Davis committed fraud and […]

Judgment call: 18th June 2012

When seeking production orders for footage taken by media organisations, the police had failed to establish that interference with the organisations’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.10 was necessary and proportionate on the basis that the footage was likely to be of substantial value to criminal investigations. Civil procedure R (on […]

Mishcon unveils turbo-charged results as turnover leaps 20 per cent

Mishcon de Reya is on track to smash its three-year budget target after unveiling 20 per cent revenue growth at the 2011-12 year end. Mishcon de Reya is on track to smash its three-year budget target after unveiling 20 per cent revenue growth at the 2011-12 year end. The firm saw turnover rise from £61.5m […]

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