Our team of 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 national 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.
As the UK faces a future outside the European Union, its ability to trade – with Europe and elsewhere – will be crucial to its future prosperity.
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 report on 'Why transport is key to economic prosperity' highlights the challenge of finding the right skills in the transport sector.
A fully integrated, high-performing transport system is key to sustained economic prosperity. World-class international gateways, ports and airports, as well as reliable inter-urban routes, improve business efficiency, stimulate investment and innovation and increase competition by opening access to new markets.
Anyone who has to deal with the County Court Bailiff system recognises its serious shortcomings, it is underfunded and it could also be said that it is under resourced. July saw a report published by Lord Justice Briggs around the Civil Courts Justice Review. Albeit no firm recommendations were reached when it came to enforcement.
DWF’s global transport practice comprises more than 100 lawyers across 12 UK locations and 12 international offices who deliver in-depth knowledge of the automotive, maritime, rail, aviation, road transport and logistics sectors.