Within our industry we often talk about capacity and road safety but don’t always consider the work that takes place to keep our highways secure and uninviting for those who may be trying to cause us harm.
The Environmental team at Mayer Brown are shortly due to publish their white paper charting the turbulent arguments around the use of diesel on the UK roads in the 21st Century.
However, they must first await the latest instalment in the form of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget on Wednesday. Will he heed the call of Sadiq Kahn, business leaders and charities calling for a national diesel scrappage fund and increase in diesel excise duty? Or will he be swayed by recent reports on the measured reduction of black carbon across the UK (a compound associated with diesel usage) and reports of significant improvements in new vehicle emissions?
We will have to wait and see…
Mayer Brown, who sponsor the Wakefield Jets are pleased to report that the Jets under 9’s squad is now numbering 18 players, with 10 registered to the league and 8 others in training. So many players for matches that are only 7-a-side means that they will probably be running 2 teams next season.
I joined Mayer Brown in October 2013 and immediately expressed an interest in undertaking a Master's degree. The reasoning behind wanting to undertake the course was that it would assist with becoming Chartered in the future.
The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection, who are part of the Taipei City Government in Taiwan, has unveiled a noise-activated camera to photograph motorists who make excessive noise at night.