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Birketts LLP

Transport: Road: Regulatory

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What the team is known for

Represents clients at public inquiries as well as in the magistrates' and Crown courts for offences including careless driving and overloading. Frequently advises on the revocation of licences and related licence issues. Clients benefit from its complementary expertise in corporate immigration and employment matters. Also offers expertise in relation to internal investigations, as well as those undertaken by enforcement agencies.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Gowen is a key contact.

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Overview

Our Transport and Logistics Team can assist you with all your legal needs in the increasingly regulated world of transport, from contractual and liabilities issues to regulatory and operational problems. We assist with transport specific issues such as tachographs, licensing, terms and conditions, logistics contracts and liens, to more general areas of law such as health and safety, employment, immigration, corporate and property.

Our specialist advice covers:

  • terms and conditions, including freight and passenger transport
  • carrier's liability, both domestic and under the CMR, and Warsaw Convention
  • logistics contracts and liens - negotiation and enforcement
  • transport, distribution, warehousing and carriage disputes
  • operator licence undertakings
  • road transport regulatory issues
  • road traffic accidents
  • product liability claims

We frequently represent companies and individuals in prosecutions brought by the police and DVSA and in Public Inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner. Head of team, Laura Thomas, sits as a Deputy Traffic Commissioner and was previously a board member for the FTA. We also, uniquely, have a transport consultant in the team who formerly worked for DVSA and offers practical advice and audits.

Transport: Road: Regulatory

Birketts LLP

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Location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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