Transport Lawyers for the Goods Sector
From our offices in Cambridge and Milton Keynes, our nationally recognised road transport solicitors provide a range of legal services to organisations engaged in the transportation of goods. We serve a wide spectrum of businesses, from those using small goods vehicles outside the scope of Operator Licensing, to businesses operating large vehicles, including heavy haulage.
Our capability and reputation in the road transport sector has resulted in us being appointed by some of the most well known road transport organisations and in being awarded Tier 1 ranking in Transport in the prestigious Legal 500 guide to the legal profession. For advice and assistance, in the first instance please call 01223 411421 to speak to one of our approachable lawyers.
At Woodfines, our specialist team of transport lawyers can advise you on areas of transport law specific to compliance, regulatory matters and crime, including:
- Operator licensing
- Carriage of goods; including contracts and disputes
- Representation in Court and at Public Inquiry
- Road transport compliance; including drivers’ hours offences, construction and use, and driver licensing
- Road traffic offences
- Compliance auditing
- Health and safety regulatory
- Waste and environmental regulatory.
We also provide a wide range of core legal services to support transport organisations:
- Company commercial including mergers, sales and disposals of transport businesses or operating centres
- Commercial property
- Employment law including including Road Transport Working Time, agency drivers and driver contracts
- Dispute resolution including commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution
- Debt recovery
- International services.
Contact our transport law team
For further information, please contact partner and transport solicitor Mike Hayward in our Milton Keynes office on 01908 202150.
Woodfines are members of the FTA and the FTA's Van Excellence scheme.
This well-regarded firm has offices in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire and has a strong road transport and logistics practice. The firm's solicitors advise organisations of all sizes on regulatory matters. The team is known for its expertise in driver licensing issues and has long experience of public inquiries. Christopher Hallsworth is a regulatory expert with a great deal of transport experience. He has a terrific reputation in the market and also sits as a deputy district judge. Tim Ridyard is another experienced regulatory specialist; he has higher rights of audience and a good grasp of both criminal and civil matters. Chambers Guide UK, 2011
This firm acts as legal adviser to VOSA and has handled a number of high profile cases including cabotage and prosecutions. As well as this, the group is sought after for its expertise on large vehicle and bus/coach operator licencing. It is well equipped to assist on maintenance and drivers hours matters, and is an experienced player in driver conduct hearings and public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners. Legal 500, 2010.