COVID-19 transport and travel risks insights
Kennedys experts explore how COVID-19 is impacting on transport and travel.
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The COVID-19 situation has already left many containers locked up in ports and at warehouses and these goods can attract considerable charges and liabilities.
As consumer demand diminishes and global economies are predicted to hit record recessions, demand for goods and for raw materials has seen a corresponding collapse.
Dubai aviation partner Nick Humphrey discusses the current measures being taken by airlines to control costs, including payment deferrals from lessors and the prospect of flying with a face mask when operations re-activate.
Exploring defences available to UK tour operators over pre-departure cancellations following the COVID-19 outbreak
The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 make clear there is a requirement for tour operators to make a refund if they cannot provide the holiday the customer booked. However, it was clearly never the intention to cover such wide-scale interruption as we have seen since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The European Commission has issued a proposal to amend Regulation (EC) N° 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the community.
As the current pandemic continues to evolve it gives rise to issues of highway network safety, which allows for the possibility of claims that may arise due to the condition of the highway.
COVID-19: governments across the world step up to provide emergency support to airlines at the time of need
Kennedys Dubai-based aviation partner Nick Humphrey was interviewed on Dubai's Business Breakfast radio program to discuss the government support being provided in UAE to its fly carriers Emirates and Etihad and what the future shape of aviation may take in the coming years.
With all public services under increasing pressure due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we consider the impact on the investigation and prosecution of road traffic collisions and how the criminal justice system is set to respond.
As the pandemic now known as COVID-19 takes hold, governments have reacted in a number of ways to try to stem the spread of the disease. This has included a degree of quarantine, closure of ports and borders and isolation of individuals thought to be either infected or at risk of infection.
We answer some of the immediate questions which may arise under charterparties and contracts of carriage subject to English law following the outbreak of COVID-19.