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In the last few months the UK has seen stock shortages, long lead times for once easily available products and an inability for drivers to readily access fuel. Issues relating to Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, retiring drivers, and tax changes are leading to a lack of heavy goods vehicle drivers.
The UK Government has proposed a number of potential solutions to the issues arising due to the current driver shortages. These shortages are causing delays in the supply chain and the latest focus has been on shortages caused to fuel supplies. These fuel shortages are then causing yet further problems with the supply chain.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Welcome to the latest edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, where this month we focus on the shortage of HGV drivers, including the effects on the UK supply chain, recent changes to HGV driving tests and a comparison with other European countries.
We’re growing our presence in Latin America with the hire of partner, Mauricio Carvajal–Garcia, to our Colombia office. Mauricio, who joins from Carvajal Valek Abogados, where he has been a partner since 2015 specialises in litigation and arbitration in insurance, reinsurance, marine, shipping, and transport.
Welcome to the latest edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, where this month we focus on warehouse risks, including risks to hauliers providing additional services, contractual considerations and warehousing at freeports.
We are pleased to again report a record turnover of £264m, an increase of 11% on the previous year (£238m).We have also increased the number of fee earners globally by 10%, taking the firm’s overall headcount to in excess of 2,300
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.
Welcome to the latest edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, where we consider the impact of the government’s Clean Air Zones on hauliers and if autonomous vehicles are the answer to the green haulage dilemma. We also provide a check list to avoid disputes over incorporation of terms.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.