Is that Christmas Tipple Worth it?
Christmas party season is upon us and, as ever, traditionally brings with it indulgence and, for some, over-indulgence, particularly in relation to increased alcohol intake. Despite yearly awareness campaigns, December is still one of the busiest months for drink driving incidents and arrests. Perhaps there is a uncertainty or misconception about how much alcohol can […]
Training Contract…My First Few Weeks!
5 September 2018 marked my first official day as a Trainee Solicitor at Woodfines. On my journey to the firm’s office in Bedford, I could not help but feel overwhelmed considering the challenging six year pathway that brought me to this point. I could finally award myself the title of ‘Trainee Solicitor’ and an immense […]
Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles
The Law Commissions of Scotland and England want your views on how the law might adapt to enable the safe and effective deployment of automated vehicles on Britain’s roads. Although the focus is on passenger transport, the recently published preliminary consultation paper (see the summary here) welcomes input from the freight industry and any other […]
Woodfines Recognised in Annual Legal Rankings
Woodfines Solicitors has been recognised for its legal expertise in the annual directory, the Legal 500; which analyses the capabilities of law firms across the region, and publishes a yearly comprehensive review of the global, national and local legal market. The firm been noted across its teams for the high level of knowledge and service […]
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 […]