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The Road to Zero: government report sets out targets for low carbon transport

The government has published its long-awaited report, The Road to Zero, setting out its strategy for the transition to low carbon road transport in the UK.
16 July 2018

Low carbon transport: renewable and development fuel opportunities in the UK

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) was amended on 15 April 2018. Our briefing explains some of the main RTFO amendments and explores the opportunities they create.
17 April 2018

Press release

Burges Salmon and AXA call for new standards to govern autonomous driving

Burges Salmon and AXA release report on the ‘handover’ of control between a human driver and an autonomous driving system and potential Impact liability.
16 April 2018

What should you do when faced with a compulsory purchase order?

The threat of compulsory purchase can be very unsettling but there are steps individuals, companies and institutional landowners can take to prepare for a compulsory purchase order (CPO).
28 February 2018

Procurement challenges: costs awards can be made against non-parties

Preferred bidders need to protect their interests in procurement challenges. They may choose not to be a party to the claim but they may still have to pay another party’s costs.
31 January 2018

Case study

West Midlands Trains: on the right track

175 years of experience has embedded in Abellio a social duty to passengers that extends beyond the journey on one of its trains, trams or buses.
29 December 2017

The European approach to driverless cars and motor insurance

Brian Wong and Anne Buhl Bjelke (of Bech Bruun) consider what the regulators and governments are doing, along with the key current and future issues, for driverless cars and motor insurance in Europe.
13 December 2017

'Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail' – DfT’s rail policy

Ian Tucker and Rupert Lugg in our Rail team consider three key changes in DfT’s latest report on the rail industry.
06 December 2017

Trade and customs impacts at ports post-Brexit

Changes to customs requirements and checks post-Brexit may impact ports and surrounding infrastructure. The Home Affairs Committee has advised government to put contingency plans in place.
24 November 2017

Government introduces the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

Automated and electric vehicles are back on the legislative agenda and not before time. We take a look at the latest legal proposals and where they fit into current developments.
19 October 2017

Do you have enough information to bring your procurement claim in time?

Unsuccessful bidders face the challenge of deciding on limited information whether to bring a procurement claim under time pressure. Specific disclosure may not be the answer.
12 October 2017

How to mitigate risk for large-scale infrastructure projects

Large-scale infrastructure projects present huge procurement challenges. Contracting parties can mitigate risk through careful contract drafting and negotiations.
12 October 2017
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