Transport publications

27 November 2015

After ParkingEye: When will private parking fines still be unenforceable?

Transport and retail sector operators that provide parking schemes on private land, and parking enforcement companies that operate such schemes, may take an interest in a recent decision of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has now held that, on particular facts, an £85 parking charge was not a penalty but an enforceable charge for breach of a parking contract.

11 June 2015

Conarken reaffirmed: negligent drivers liable to pay for rail network delays

Schedule 8 of a Track Access Contract is “logical, well-researched, carefully constructed, and well supported”. Those are the words of Mr Justice Akenhead in Network Rail v Handy and others meaning drivers (namely insurers) of road vehicles are liable for Network Rail’s TAC Schedule 8 loss if they negligently damage rail track or other installations and cause consequential TOC delays.

29 May 2015

Quaystone – June 2015

Following the unexpected election of a majority Conservative government, in this month's newsletter we reflect on the ramifications for the construction industry.

19 January 2015

HS2: compensation for owner-occupiers

A package of measures to compensate owner-occupiers affected by the construction of the Phase 1 HS2 route (London to Birmingham) was announced on 16 January 2015 by the Secretary of State. This briefing summarises the different compensation schemes that are available.

17 December 2014

How far must transport providers go to ensure access to wheelchair users on buses?

The Court of Appeal has provided much needed legal and practical clarity on the use of the wheelchair space on buses. We take a look at the key issues and one of the conflicting judgments made prior to the Court of Appeal judgment.