Autonomous Vehicles. What Does the Future Hold?
On 7th November 2018 our transport lawyers will be presenting at the Silverstone Technology Cluster event in relation to Autonomous, Electrified, Connected and Shared vehicles (ACES vehicles as they are commonly called). These are vehicles that 20 years ago we could only have expected in some form of sci-fi movie, but they are now a […]
Road Freight Statistics 2017/18
On 11 October 2018, the Department for Transport published updated statistics for road freight activity between the period of April 2017 and March 2018 for the UK and internationally. Transport lawyer, Charlotte Hunt, takes a look at the recent findings and trends identified. Domestic Road Freight As a key point to note, generally the amount […]
The Speed Read: Vehicle Speed Compliance Statistics Released for 2017
The Department for Transport (“DfT”) has recently released the statistics for vehicle speed compliance in Great Britain for 2017. Transport and Regulatory Solicitor, Nathan Taylor-Allkins, looks at the most recent data and the trends that are identified… The Statistical Release is always an interesting read, particularly given the regularity with which speed compliance (or lack […]
Time Recording – The Truly Necessary Evil!
A vital skill for all trainee solicitors to learn is how to record your time properly. Trainees going into their training contract straight from education might find that keeping a record of their day in 6 minute intervals is a bit of a shock to their system! Time recording (at least for me) was never […]
Could Coroner’s Findings Lead to a Change in Allergen Rules and Legislation?
The law relating to large food companies’ provision of allergen information to customers could come under review following the verdict into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse on a flight to Nice on 17 July 2016. The verdict was recorded by Coroner, Dr Sean Cummings, at West London Coroner’s Court at the conclusion of the inquest […]
On the Road to Brexit?
The Woodfines transport team are monitoring government announcements in preparation for Brexit and what the implications may be for companies, their drivers and all those associated with haulage operations. On the 24th September 2018, the Department for Transport issued guidance concerning commercial road haulage in the EU if there is no Brexit deal. The Department […]