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DWF¬† has a particular focus on disputes that arise from the transportation of goods between different jurisdictions, mainly in the regions of Europe and Central Asia. Practice head Darren Kenny¬†is ‚Äėdriven and client focused, taking an inventive and proactive approach in litigation to try to achieve the best outcome‚Äô. He recently advised C.H. Robinson International on a claim involving the shipment of a consignment of designer polo shirts from the client's warehouse in England following a cancellation of the order by the buyer. He also defended Dreams Trans against a fine placed by the by UK Border Force due to unwanted individuals entering one of its transport vehicles in Calais.

Gowling WLG's offering in transport is primarily focused on the railway sector, specifically on matters such as new station developments, commercial contracts, employment and pensions. Giles Clifford leads the team and has extensive experience in the railway sector. Recent work highlights of his include: advising the London Borough of Barnet on closing its rail freight facilities and establishing a new rail freight facility and station, and working with Transport for London on the potential development of office space above London Underground lines at 1-14 Liverpool Street. Other notable names include: Richard Green, who is an expert in advising on new station developments; Dominic Richardson, who often advises on rail-related development schemes; real estate specialist Michael Hallowell and consultant Michael Whitehouse, who regularly assists with UK rail projects. Also recommended is principal associate James Barr, who has worked on IT outsourcing projects in the aviation sector.

Irwin Mitchell  focuses on high profile personal injury incidents that occur across all areas of transport. Clive Garner  heads the practice and is known for working on international injuries suffered by British citizens. He represented 12 claimants affected by the Costa Concordia cruise disaster that occurred in 2012, including passengers and employees that were present during the incident.

Wright Hassall LLP  works on outsourcing, commercial contracts, employment and contentious matters. Lindsay Ellis leads the team, with a strong skillset in outsourcings and procurements. Christine Jackson is an expert in outsourcing and transportation arrangements, mainly acting from the customer’s side. Also recommended are outsourcing and commercial contracts expert Pete Maguire and employee share scheme specialist John Dormer.

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