Transport & haulage

Our specialist team has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of commercial transport law. The team works closely with the firm’s employment, dispute resolution and commercial teams who have in-depth experience of the industry to ensure that bespoke advice can be given

Our road transport solicitors regularly advise operators of passenger and goods vehicles (HGVs, LGVs, PSVs and PCVs) and appear before the Courts representing drivers and haulage and passenger service operators in relation to a variety of prosecutions brought by both the police and Vehicle Operator Services Agency in the area of road transport law. The firm frequently appears at Public Inquiries representing drivers and operators, and will appear before Traffic Commissioners. Areas of expertise include:

  • Obtaining and preserving an Operator’s Licence
  • The defence of prosecutions
  • Representation at Public Inquiry
  • VOSA investigations
  • Recovery of impounded vehicles
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Conditions of carriage
  • Transport, distribution, warehousing and carriage disputes
  • Product liability claims
  • Employment issues (e.g. tachograph and CPC compliance, bespoke contracts of employment).

In addition we have a specialise team, Traffic Lawyers, with specialist knowledge of the laws and procedures which govern how we drive on the UK’s roads - see our dedicated website