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Implications of shelving the autonomous transport bill
Following enactment of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 - designed to ‘kick-start’ the move towards self-driving vehicles – detailed exploration by the Law Commission of England and Wales, and the Scottish Law Commission into the wider legal and regulatory framework required, followed. With the baton handed back to the UK Government by way of an extensive set of recommendations published in January last year, the announcement of the Transport Bill in May looked set to continue that recent momentum.
Kennedys Launches Focus on Fostering Innovation
Today, we launch our focus on innovation, a thought leadership series with seminars, research articles, and reports which will run throughout March, to highlight innovation at Kennedys, and across the wider insurance and legal industries.
Autonomous vehicles update
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Kennedys calls for safety ambition for self-driving vehicles to go further
The proposed safety ambition for self-driving vehicles is welcomed, but wherever possible the aim should be to go further to fully utilise the capabilities of the technology or risk losing public support.
Logistics: Bite-Size Insights - May 2022
In this edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, we review the recent government proposals relating to hauliers and examine the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the logistics industry.
2022 motor transport forecast: trends and future risks
In this report, Kennedys experts explore key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of the business critical topics which motor and transport insurers should consider as they plan for operational resilience in 2022.
2022 marine, aviation and logistics forecast: trends and future risks
In this report, Kennedys experts explore key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of the business critical topics which marine and aviation insurers should consider as they plan for operational resilience in 2022.
Testing times for insurers on electric vehicles
The growth of the electric vehicles market in the UK is expected to accelerate ahead of the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales. But while the benefits of EVs have been discussed at length there are several multifaceted potential risks which are likely to present challenges in establishing where liability and responsibility for recompense rests. Insurers will need to give careful consideration to these emerging risks and related potential claims.
Logistics: Bite-Size Insights - February 2022
Welcome to the latest edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, where we explore the risks attached to the continued demands on warehouse space, areas to consider when storing foodstuffs, an update on the UK operator licensing regime and an overview of the current risks to shippers in the United Arab Emirates.
Response to the safe introduction of self-driving vehicles Law Commissions report
Kennedys responds to the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions) joint report on the safe introduction of self-driving vehicles.