E-Scooters: The Current Framework – Part 1 – Guildhall Chambers

‘The Queen’s speech 2022 has confirmed what has been widely anticipated by the media and the legal sector – e-scooters will now become a permanent feature on public roads and new legislation is expected under the Transport Bill.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 12th May 2022

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Public Road or Private Land? The Application of RTA Insurance following the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022 – Farrar’s Building

Posted May 18th, 2022 in accidents, bills, chambers articles, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘Having received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022, the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill is now an Act of Parliament: the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022 (“the Act”). The Act makes clear the distinction between UK law and European Motor Insurance Directives. Further, the Act defines the categories of vehicle requiring compulsory insurance and the circumstances in which compulsory insurance is required.’

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Farrar's Building, 16th May 2022

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EV charging infrastructure – landlord and tenant issues – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘In the second blog in our series looking at common questions we receive on the roll out of EV infrastructure, we focus on two queries we regularly see in the context of landlord and tenant relations.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 26th April 2022

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EV charging infrastructure – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘The EV infrastructure roll out to meet the government’s 2030 target of ending sales of all new petrol and diesel cars is well underway with the private sector rolling out digital charging “at pace”. At the end of March, the government published plans to supercharge progress (more on this below) with promises to do more to encourage private investment so activity in what is already a thriving sector looks likely to intensify. With this is mind, we thought it would be interesting to look at some common queries we receive from clients already active in this sector.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 20th April 2022

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Judge could hand down judgment despite settlement – Legal Futures

‘A deputy master could hand down her judgment on a case that had been heard but settled the day before she was due to circulate a draft judgment striking out the claims.’

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Legal Futures, 20th April 2022

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Artist injured by stolen motorbike awarded £3m damages after High Court trial – The Independent

‘An artist who wanted around £30 million damages after suffering a serious head injury when he was hit by a stolen motorcycle more than six years ago has been awarded about £3 million by a High Court judge.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2022

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Dog-walking Dorset Police officer faked injury for £150k – BBC News

‘A former police officer who feigned injury and claimed almost £150,000 from the force has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Insulate Britain activists jailed over M25 protest – BBC News

‘Five Insulate Britain campaigners have been jailed for defying a court order preventing them from protesting on the M25.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Public bodies not generally liable for ‘merely acting ineffectually’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 20th, 2022 in accidents, duty of care, news, police, road traffic by tracey

‘Public authorities do not generally owe a duty of care “where it has intervened but has done so ineffectually” in a way which fails to confer a benefit rather than “making matters worse”, the Court of Appeal ruled today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th January 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas case to go before UK court – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in diplomats, homicide, immunity, motorcycles, news, prosecutions, road traffic by tracey

‘The case of Anne Sacoolas, the US national charged over the death of motorcyclist Harry Dunn, is to be heard by a UK court, prosecutors have said.’

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BBC news, 13th December 2021

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Council loses High Court battle over whether private way was a “road” under Road Traffic Regulation Act – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 7th, 2021 in local government, news, planning, road traffic, roads by sally

‘Isle of Wight Council’s decision that a privately owned way in Ryde was not a “road” for the purposes of the Traffic Regulation Act 1984 has been overturned, following a High Court legal challenge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th December 2021

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Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 18th, 2021 in accidents, alcohol abuse, contribution, negligence, news, road traffic by tracey

‘The drunkenness of a passenger seeking damages for injuries sustained in a car crash “will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence” where the claimant should have appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2021

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UK court sends 9 road-blocking climate protesters to prison – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in climate change, demonstrations, injunctions, news, road traffic, sentencing by tracey

‘A British court on Wednesday sentenced nine members of the climate action group Insulate Britain to up to six months in prison for breaching an injunction designed to prevent road blockades.’

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The Independent, 17th November 2021

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Man jailed for 10 years following traffic collision stabbing – The Independent

“A man who stabbed another man trying to get his details after a traffic collision has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2021

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ULEZ: New pollution charge zone to begin in London – BBC News

‘In less than a week, ULEZ will become ULEX. If you live in London and drive an older diesel or petrol car, radical changes are just around the corner.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

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Supreme Court backs claimants in QOCS set-off ruling – Legal Futures

‘The Supreme Court has held that defendants cannot set off opposing costs orders in cases covered by qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS), in what has been hailed as a significant win for claimants.’

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Legal Futures, 6th October 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Judges can rely on solicitors’ emails to assess credit hire losses – Legal Futures

Posted September 30th, 2021 in accidents, electronic mail, insurance, news, road traffic, taxis, witnesses by sally

‘Taxi drivers forced to hire new cars after road traffic accidents do not need to set out their credit charges in witness statements as emails from their solicitors will suffice, a judge has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 30th September 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Government takes legal action against M25 climate protesters – Home Office

‘Activists who have been carrying out a string of disruptive demonstrations along the M25, causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of people, will be in contempt of court if they breach the terms of an interim injunction won by National Highways today (22 September 2021).’

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Home Office, 22nd September 2021

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Research Briefing: Regulating electric scooters (e-scooters) – House of Commons Library

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in motorcycles, news, parliament, regulations, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘This briefing paper provides an overview of the existing legal framework for electric scooters (e-scooters). It also analyses the arguments for and against legalising e-scooters on UK roads, drawing on the limited evidence from other countries and cities that have sanctioned their use.’

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House of Commons Library, 1st September 2021

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Bradford mother jailed after ‘home alone’ son killed by car – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2021 in accidents, child neglect, guilty pleas, news, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘A mother has been jailed after her seven-year-old son was knocked down and killed when he was left alone at his home in West Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2021

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