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.
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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.
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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.
With the advancement of electric vehicle fleets and the development of electric roads, is this the end for fossil fuels? Read the fourth in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
Blockchain technology could change the face of commercial transport, but only once its full potential is unlocked. Read the third in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
Big data doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whether by air, land or sea transportation and logistics already generates and processes large data sets on a regular basis. The prospect of dealing with even larger amounts of data and using increased computational power to analyse it – the opportunity that 'Big Data' presents, is exciting progress.
Transport has never been more important to the success of retailers.
A robust, reliable and comprehensive transport system is undoubtedly fundamental to a prosperous economy and provides economic and social benefits such as access to markets, inward investment and job creation.
Imagine your current daily commute to work. Now, replace the image of gridlock, stress and lost productivity, with one of smoothly flowing traffic, alerts to help you avoid traffic jams and directions guiding you to a parking space close to your office.
Technology in the transport sector can sometimes feel like being on a battlefield a few centuries ago. You know that the enemy is behind the brow of the hill, you can see small sorties coming forward, but you know that the bulk of their forces are massed, out of sight, waiting to advance.
DWF’s global transport practice comprises more than 60 lawyers across the globe who deliver in-depth knowledge of the automotive, maritime, rail, aviation, road transport and logistics sectors.