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The Windsor Framework – cause for optimism for the logistics sector?
On Monday 27 February 2022, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the new ‘Windsor Framework’, heralded as a “decisive breakthrough” on the issues that had beset the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Case review 20/02/2023
The no-set off rule in freight contracts – where are we?
In a claim for recovery of sums due under invoices relating to the carriage of goods by road, the court held that the governing contract was more akin to a hire contract than one for freight. The no set-off rule was therefore not applicable to the defendant’s counterclaim.
Logistics: Bite-Size Insights - February 2023
In this latest edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, we explore an upcoming review of the liability to pay excise duty under the CMR, provide an update from Mexico, consider new requirements for consignors of dangerous goods and provide a reminder of the application of the no set-off rule in freight contracts.
Case review 15/02/2023
One to watch – Supreme Court to consider 45 year old judgment on payment of excise duty under the CMR
On 28 February 2023, in the case of JTI POLSKA Sp. Z o.o. and others v Jakubowski and others, the Supreme Court will be reviewing the House of Lords’ judgment in James Buchanan & Co. Ltd v Babco Forwarding & Shipping (U.K.) Ltd  regarding the liability to pay excise duty under the CMR.
Kennedys responds to call for evidence on Electronic Trade Documents Bill
As the UK Government consults on the proposed legal reform, we consider some of the practical issues that may arise as technological systems compel a renewed approach.
Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Logistics: Bite-Size Insights - December 2022
In this edition of Logistics Bite-Size, we consider the climate related issues facing the industry, and steps to take to mitigate these risks.
Crime and Regulatory roundup – December 2022
In this roundup, we consider recent developments in the Crime and Regulatory sphere, including, amongst other topics, the cost of living crisis and the responsibilities of employers in relation to stress at work, the publication of the recent Health and Safety report by the ORR, potential new sentencing guidelines for those convicted of selling knives to children, and the protection of children by the Online Safety Bill.
Consignors beware – transportation of dangerous goods by road
The deadline for parties who are currently only acting as consignors of dangerous goods – because they send dangerous goods to others or because they are consignors under the terms of a contract - must, from 1 January 2023, have appointed a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).
The Office for Road and Rail’s reflection on the past and crystal ball gazing into the future
The Office for Road and Rail (ORR), responsible for monitoring and enforcing the efficiency and safety of Britain’s railways, recently published its annual health and safety report covering the period April 2021 to 31 March 2022. The Report reflects on many of the health and safety improvements that were delivered over the past year as well as predicting what lies ahead in terms of challenges for industry in the upcoming year.