Our team of rail experts has advised on passenger rail franchise procurement and delivery, infrastructure bills and delivery contracts, track access and regulatory reviews, new and refurbished rolling stock, rail freight terminals and grants, tram schemes, station and maintenance depot developments and leases, retailing, ticketing and transport integration.
"A top quality team, particularly in the field of marine insurance."– Chambers & Partners and Legal 500
Our team has also handled contract disputes, high value claims for personal injury, line trespass and for damaged rolling stock, as well as HR, trades union and rail pension scheme matters.
Our international team provides decisive, expert direction in an approachable way. We are recognised for our exemplary service, understanding your commercial needs as well as the complex legal framework surrounding your industry. Praised for our innovative and energetic solutions, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach in applying them.
DWF is delighted to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services framework for 'Wider Public Sector – Legal Services' (RM3788). This means that if you are a public sector organisation and you qualify to use this CCS framework, you can now appoint us through the contract. Find out more and download our prospectuses.
The latest National Audit Office report on HS2 reveals the consequence, in terms of increased project costs, of the excessive allocation of risk to contractors and the resultant procurement changes now enacted to maintain engagement with the industry.
A key summary by Babita Ambekar, Head of India: Corporate at DWF, on the latest proposals raised by Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, with respect to the further opening up of select industry sectors to additional foreign direct investment.
Global legal business, DWF, has been appointed as legal advisor on a major project to redevelop Birmingham International Station and transform it into a transport exchange linked to the new HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull.
68% of surveyed respondents in our latest report believe that AI and its benefits for commercial transport are overhyped. Add to that the industry's concerns relating to data security, job losses, ethical use, personal privacy rights and potential liabilities arising out of the use of AI, and the conclusion must be that the adoption of AI in the transport industry is no slam dunk.