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Transport and Logistics (Haulage)

Our transport and logistics specialists work with general haulage operators and a wide range of agricultural, commercial and industrial businesses involving commercial goods and passenger vehicles. We’re here to keep you compliant and provide support when things go wrong.

Martyn Davies, Corporate Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Comprehensive transport and logistics legal coverage

If you need help to navigate the complex arena of commercial road transport law, we’re the team you need.

Our team has practical transport and logistics experience and can give expert advice on:

  • Operator licence applications
  • Business entities, structures and appropriate operator licences requirements
  • Fitness and repute of directors and responsible person(s)
  • Operator compliance and exemptions in relation to vehicle maintenance, driver hours and RTWT systems and audit reports.

We regularly represent clients and regularly attend before the courts and public inquiries, so we’re also on your side when things go wrong.

Across all our services, our insights and advice are based on years of experience in the field, so you can rely on us to be commercial and pragmatic at all times.

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We can support you with

Our team of transport and logistics experts are able to help with a range of issues, from environmental public enquiries, disciplinary public enquiries and driver conduct hearings before the traffic commissioner, to roadside vehicle inspections.

  • Appeals arising from the decisions of the traffic commissioner to the transport tribunal
  • Police and DVSA investigations conducted at operator premises and desk-based assessments
  • Prohibitions resulting in referrals to public inquiries or prosecutions
  • Fixed penalty speeding, using a mobile phone, drink or drug driving and other road traffic fixed penalty notices
  • Driving without due care and dangerous driving prosecutions in the magistrates courts and appeals courts.

We also provide expert advice on appeals to the DVLA and magistrates court when faced with driver licence medical refusal and revocation.

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Thank you for your advice, council and everything else

M Shepherd Client testimonial

As well as being incredibly professional and conscientious, Ruth was also incredibly kind and reassuring. This was a very difficult time for me, which had gone on for a long time.

Ruth reassured me with her knowledge of the law but was also a caring and empathetic person to be around. I honestly would not have got through it without her. Thank you so much Ruth.

Client An inquest and with insurance difficulties

As someone who practices at the Bar almost exclusively in the area of health and safety and regulatory law … I can say that Jonathan (Edwards) has a well-deserved reputation for being at the top of his professional tree.

He has a vast array of legal knowledge and also possesses considerable tactical and strategic acumen in relation to whether or not cases should be defended….

James Leonard, Barrister Outer Temple Chambers

I have worked with Jonathan Edwards as my ‘go-to’ legal specialist for over two decades. His strong technical skills backed up by an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the insurance market make him unique and he adds genuine value off the back of this. He has a calm and friendly nature, always taking time to understand us as a business and I am truly grateful for the invaluable support he has provided me over the years.


Jamie Lewis, Managing Director Jensten Group Ltd

I have instructed Jonathan over many years, because he quickly grasps and focuses on the key issues of an assignment, provides strong technical advice and delivers excellent outcomes. I know he is very well regarded in the insurance market. Just as importantly, he has a really positive manner that puts clients at their complete ease. He is someone I would thoroughly recommend.

Strong technical advice

Jonathan Edwards is a tremendous asset to have on your side. He combines a forensic eye for detail with astute tactical and practical advice derived from his many years of experience. His case analysis, judgment and ability to master complicated factual and technical details with ease mark him out as an outstanding lawyer. Jonathan is always approachable and calm in even the most highly pressurised situations and he adds real value to every case in which he is instructed.

Angus Withington QC Henderson Chambers

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