Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are launching the first of a series of public consultations about crucial legal reforms which will ensure the country is prepared for the introduction of automated vehicles.’

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Law Commission, 8th November 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Transport for London appeals High Court ruling on cycle superhighway – Local Government Lawyer

‘Transport for London has applied for permission to appeal a High Court ruling that its decision to go ahead with the installation of a cycle super highway (CS11) at Swiss Cottage had been taken while omitting a relevant consideration.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Supreme Court to hear row between TfL and councils over highways – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 18th, 2018 in local government, London, news, roads, Supreme Court, transport by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hear a dispute between two London councils and Transport of London (TfL) over the transfer of highways in the capital.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Government not to legislate for level crossings reform – Law Commission

Posted October 9th, 2018 in health & safety, Law Commission, legislation, press releases, railways, transport by tracey

‘The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have noted the UK Government’s decision not to introduce legislation to implement our 2013 joint Report on Level Crossings. Instead, administrative changes are proposed that are very much in the spirit of our recommendations.’

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law Commission, 8th October 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Man guilty of Tube push murder attempt – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2018 in attempted murder, news, transport by sally

‘A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to Tube tracks in central London has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2018

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Woman racially assaulted on bus calls for CCTV rule change – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2018 in closed circuit television, evidence, news, transport by sally

‘A woman who says she was racially assaulted on a London bus has called for transport companies to keep CCTV material for longer, after footage of her attack was deleted in just 10 days.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2018

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Disabled activists launch legal fund to take transport companies to court – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2018 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, news, transport by sally

‘A new legal fund is being launched on Wednesday to hold transport companies to account when they fail to provide equal treatment for disabled passengers.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Funeral ads banned by TfL over ‘widespread offence’ – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2018 in advertising, bereavement, London, news, transport by sally

‘The company behind a set of funeral comparison adverts banned by Transport for London has said it was trying to break the “taboo” around death.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2018

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Garden Bridge backers ‘may have breached legal duties’ – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2018 in breach of trust, charities, London, news, transport by sally

‘The trustees of London’s garden bridge, including actor Joanna Lumley and the former Labour minister Lord Davies, could have breached their legal duties over the failed project, that cost taxpayers more than £40m, according to a leading lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Private hire vehicle operators lose High Court battle over TfL fee changes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in consultations, fees, licensing, London, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge brought by private hire vehicle operators over changes introduced by Transport for London to its licensing fees structure.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

TfL wins appeal over imposition of voice contact requirement on Uber – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in appeals, London, news, taxis, telecommunications, transport by sally

‘Transport for London has won an appeal over its imposition of a ‘voice contact requirement’ on Uber.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

MP calls for parliamentary inquiry into Garden Bridge – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2018 in budgets, inquiries, London, news, parliament, transport by sally

‘An MP has called for a parliamentary inquiry into the Garden Bridge project over concerns Transport for London (TfL) may have been misled to secure £7m of its funding.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2018

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Adverts which promise bus fares ‘from £1’ banned after it emerges just 3 per cent of tickets are available at that price – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news, transport by tracey

‘Savvy travel bookers who click on low price adverts may find they are often lead to air, rail and bus websites which do not have any seats at the advertised reduced fares. The advertising watchdog has found that in at least one case this is because there were never many low fare seats available at all, and has banned Megabus from advertising its seats as “from £1” after it was found only three per cent of seats were available at that price.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tube terror attack youth jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A teenager from west London who was convicted of attempted murder after his homemade bomb exploded in a packed tube carriage has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 34 years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Sexual offences on UK railways more than double in five years – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, transport by sally

‘The number of sexual offences reported on Britain’s railways has more than doubled over the past five years, according to police. Across Britain’s railways, including the tube, there were 2,382 offences in 2017, compared with 1,049 reported in 2013, British Transport Police (BTP) figures show.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Laser pen offenders face five years in jail and unlimited fines under new laws – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2017 in aircraft, bills, fines, health & safety, news, road traffic, sentencing, ships, transport by tracey

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground and sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years under new laws. Offenders also face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport (DfT) measures to boost safety.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2017

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Laser pen offenders now face five years and unlimited fines – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2017 in bills, endangering safety of aircraft, news, prosecutions, transport by sally

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground or sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years or face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport measures to boost safety.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2017

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in climate change, energy, environmental protection, news, regulations, roads, transport by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update William Upton, Nicholas Ostrowski, Frances Lawson and Mark Davies consider the failure of Highways England’s plan for a Kent Lorry Park, the recent publication of the Environment Agency’s Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance, revisions to the EU ETS and the Powering Past Coal Alliance, and the new Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.’

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Six Pump Court, 20th November 2017

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk

Uber and Out: Yet Another Victory for the Rights of Uber Drivers – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘In the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) last week, Uber lost the latest case brought against it by its drivers. Across the world, a succession of lawsuits have sought to argue, usually with success, that Uber’s drivers are able to avail themselves of at least some of the protections of employment law. This is a welcome step towards a reconceptualization of the legal approach to eligibility for employment rights.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 21st November 2017

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

Sexual offences on trains and tubes double in five years – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2017 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Reported sexual offences on trains have more than doubled in the past five years, according to statistics obtained by BBC Radio 5 live. British Transport Police figures show 1,448 offences were reported in 2016-17, up from 650 in 2012-2013.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk