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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.

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Clydes reveals first financials under new leadership team

Clyde & Co’s profits fell by 5 per cent over the 2019/20 financial year, due to a slew of investments made during the past 12 months. Profits dipped from £151m to £143m, while a 4 per cent decline in PEP saw the figures fall from £690,000 to £665,000. By contrast, Clyde & Co’s revenue went […]

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White & Case scopes out 280 Bishopsgate for office move

White & Case is considering 280 Bishopsgate for its London office move, targeting the same office that has recently attracted Baker McKenzie. The London arm of the US firm is understood to have set its eyes on the premises previously occupied by The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which moved out in early 2020. The […]

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The deals that closed last week: Covid-19 vaccines and restaurant sales

Following the UK Government’s investment in the front-runner coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, it has announced a new £100m cash boost to develop the infrastructure for a Covid-19 vaccine. Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland and Travers Smith banded together on the Government’s investment in the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, to accelerate […]

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