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News & Events: Transport Law

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 […]

Blog 21st May 2015

Bank holiday strike?

As many of us contemplate traffic jams this weekend and whether we can have our rail tickets refunded, here is a timely reminder of the decision in the case of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers v United Kingdom [2014] IRLR 467 The case was unwelcome news for employees but welcome news […]

Blog 30th March 2015

London introduces new safer lorry scheme

It is common knowledge that as the number of cyclists on London’s roads continues to grow, there has been an increase in reported collisions between cyclists and other road users. In an effort to improve road safety, the Mayor of London, Transport for London and the London Borough Councils have combined forces to find ways […]

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