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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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DLA opts for two bonus payouts over 2020

DLA Piper is set to dish out bonus payments for the current financial year, with the firm joining the likes of Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Clifford Chance in splitting the award into two separate payments. Coming as part of the firm’s latest update to Covid-19-related measures, DLA also confirmed that the majority of people […]

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Linklaters secures settlement for airlines after quarantine challenge

Following the UK Government’s highly-anticipated air-bridge announcement, Britain’s three major airlines have reached a settlement regarding their challenge to the quarantine rules. With the help of Linklaters, British Airways, EasyJet and RyanAir have put an end to their combined battle against the previous 14-day quarantine, successfully calling for the blanket policy to be removed. The […]

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Six firms join forces to create “go-to” guide for arbitrators

A group of six firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Ashurst and Latham & Watkins, have joined forces on arbitration project looking at the use of technology in cases. Hogan Lovells, CMS and DLA Piper are also members of the initiative, which aims to address a lack of guidelines around the application of case management […]

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