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News & Events: Transport Law

News 1st April 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has joined chambers following successful completion of her third six pupillage. Alejandra is building a specialist criminal practise appearing regularly in the Crown Court on behalf of the Defence and the Prosecution. She is regularly instructed in a wide range of offences including serious violence, […]

News 3rd September 2018

Driving instructor allowed to continue working after using mobile

Mark Ruffell has successfully appealed on behalf of a Driving Instructor who had been declared to be not a fit and proper person to be an instructor following receiving 6 penalty points for using his mobile telephone whilst instructing. The Registrar of Driving Instructors ordinarily seeks to remove an instructor from the register of approved […]

News 13th December 2017

Guy Draper secures acquittal in death by dangerous driving trial

Guy Draper has successfully defended a man charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 5-day trial at the Crown Court at Salisbury. His client was charged jointly with another driver, who was convicted by the jury, following eyewitness accounts that they were racing each other ‘wing mirror to wing mirror’ immediately prior to […]

Blog 29th February 2016

The department for transport triennial review implementation plan

What will it mean for Traffic Commissioners, Operators and Practitioners? In December 2015, an implementation plan was published by the Department for Transport (the Department) in response to the recommendations of the Triennial Review of the Traffic Commissioners published in March 2015. That Review had considered the role of Traffic Commissioners (TCs) and how they […]

Blog 23rd February 2016

Transport For London v Uber London Limited & Licensed Taxi Drivers Association & Licensed Private Hire Car Association [2015] EWHC 2918 (Admin) 1449

The judgement given by Ouseley J. sets out the interesting background for what is a revolutionary development in travelling by taxi in London. In May 2012, Transport for London, licensed Uber as a private hire vehicle operator in London. It is an offence under s11 of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 for a […]

News 15th December 2015

Suicide verdict successfully resisted on behalf of the family of the man who once held the record for flying around the world solo

A Jury has recorded a narrative verdict following an Inquest into the death of an experienced pilot last year. Muhammad Naviede, 60 from Regent’s Park London was piloting a PA-38 Tomahawk aircraft when it spun out of control and crashed in a field in Buckinghamshire in August 2014. Mr Naviede, was an experienced pilot who […]

News 27th October 2015

Chambers presents mock trial for Transport industry

Peter Asteris from Chambers recently completed 4 days of presenting a mock trial, after he was asked by Fleet 21 a nationwide firm of Driver Safety Consultants. The trial was presented to E.M. Highway Services who are part of the Kier Construction Group and the delegates were the majority of their 600 drivers. The aim […]

Blog 12th October 2015

Driving at work – does Health & Safety law apply?

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time according to Department for Transport figures. Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and employers need to […]

Blog 6th October 2015

Who is responsible for transport safety?

For anyone involved in transport law, safety is always the first priority and concern of any regulator or court. The Transport Safety Commission has recently published a report ‘UK Transport Safety: Who is responsible?’ The Commission, which is an independent body established in 2013, has the role of inquiring into transport safety matters, in order […]

News 30th September 2015

Publications & Annoucments: Transport Law

From 1 July 2015 the work of the Transport Tribunal was split. Traffic Commissioners’ work became a part of the Upper Tribunal (UTAAC) and Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency work transferred to the First-tier tribunal in the General Regulatory Chamber (GRC). The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill (HL Bill 23) is a Private […]

News 1st July 2015

Consortium breaks new grounds in Aviation litigation

The Federal High Court in Lagos Nigeria has ruled that Dana Air ought to have paid the statutory advance payment of US $30,000 to the families of the victims of its plane crash within 30 days of the accident. The court gave the decision in respect of the applications brought by 23 families of the […]

Blog 1st June 2015

Another near miss?

Well, we avoided May bank holiday standstill on our railways. However, Network Rail have announced that they will strike in June 2015 on two days as the RMT workers are left with no option, following the latest pay offer from Network Rail. The rail workers have been offered very small pay rises and no compulsory […]

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