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Delays expected: why high-speed rail projects are failing worldwide

Published on 03 June 2021. By Poppy St John, Trainee Solicitor

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Throughout history, railways have been a universal symbol across the world of prosperity and innovation. From the steam railways spanning swathes of the American West in the 1800s, to the futuristic bullet trains of Japan, for centuries nations have invested heavily in the construction of new trainlines to embrace modernity and connect various far-flung cities. As rail journeys become more and more ubiquitous, with 463 million rail journeys undertaken in the UK in 2019-2020, high speed rail seems to be the logical next step to make rail travel faster, more efficient and greener…in theory.

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Trainees take on 2021

Published on 02 February 2021. By Elizabeth Zang, Trainee Solicitor and Georgia Durham, Trainee Solicitor and Matt Davies, Trainee Solicitor and Nicole Clerk, Trainee Solicitor and Poppy St John, Trainee Solicitor and Rebecca Baker , Trainee Solicitor

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Published on 17 April 2020. By Poppy St John, Trainee Solicitor

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Is a 'right to disconnect' a productive workplace policy?

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Trainees Take on 2020

Published on 27 February 2020. By Elizabeth Zang, Trainee Solicitor and Georgia Durham, Trainee Solicitor and Matt Davies, Trainee Solicitor and Poppy St John, Trainee Solicitor and Sean Cannon, Associate

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RPC's trainees had mixed fortunes in attempting to predict the major events of 2019. As can be seen from our 2019 predictions blog, Theresa May's departure was correctly predicted, but the trainees were well wide of the mark in forecasting Beto O'Rourke as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for the US Presidency: Beto suspended his campaign on November 1 2019, a full four months before primary season. No one foresaw the UK's first December general election since 1923 either, which is perhaps more forgivable.

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