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New EU Directive on accessibility requirements

Government entities and transport operators should be aware of the EC's proposed European Accessibility Directive on equality for the disabled and factor its effects into future decision-making.
18 January 2016

ORR publishes the emerging findings from its Retail Market Review

The 'Office of Rail and Road' published the emerging findings from its review of the rail retail market on 23 June 2015. 
07 July 2015

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

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.
11 June 2015

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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.
29 May 2015

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HS2: compensation for owner-occupiers

This briefing summarises the different compensation schemes that are available to compensate owner-occupiers affected by the construction of the Phase 1 HS2 route (London to Birmingham).

19 January 2015

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

The Court of Appeal has provided much needed clarity on the use of wheelchair space on buses. We consider the key issues and a conflicting judgment made prior to the Court of Appeal judgment.
17 December 2014

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Planning and Infrastructure update

Recent announcements stress the Government’s commitment to encouraging infrastructure projects with the Infrastructure Bill intending to facilitate industry growth and international competitiveness.
14 July 2014

Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998, is interest payable on an arbitration award?

The case of Martrade Shipping v United Enterprises was an appeal to the High Court from an arbitration of various charterparty disputes. Was a UK jurisdiction clause enough?
24 June 2014

ORR scrutiny of Network Rail performance

Taxpayers and rail users will soon be able to monitor Network Rail's progress against its regulated outputs and scrutinise the delivery of its multi-billion pound five-year plan for a better railway.
23 May 2014

Disabled passenger access to the rail network

On 28 March 2014, the 'Office of Rail Regulation' published findings from its research on disabled travellers’ awareness of the assistance available when travelling by rail.
08 May 2014

Partnering and good faith – what does this mean?

When parties have entered into a detailed contractual arrangement, the court is reluctant to interpret the written terms in a way which might “distort” the bargain they have made.
17 April 2014

New role for the European Railway Agency: rolling stock certification and authorisation

On 14 March 2014, the EU Council of Transport Ministers agreed that the European Railway Agency would act as a 'one-stop shop' for safety certification and vehicle authorisation.
31 March 2014
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