Transport and logistics
Our team of lawyers and industry consultants advises all those involved in the Transport & Logistics Sector including insurers, fleet operators, freight forwarders, shipping lines, ports and warehouse operators, on contentious and non contentious issues arising out of the movement of goods by road, rail sea and air.
Our understanding of your industry goes beyond interpretation of legal conventions, rules and regulations and extends to practical and operational expertise built on years of working in partnership with leaders in the sector. These partnerships have helped us to provide innovative and cost effective solutions for the problems you face.
We have strength in depth and breadth. Sector focussed expertise, geographical reach from offices throughout the UK and a network of international business partners enable us to anticipate and respond to your demands and the demands of your industry, quickly and efficiently.
Risk management, risk avoidance and brand protection are at the heart of our service.
Our specialist teams offer practical, commercial and strategic solutions to the issues which affect your business:
- Business continuity and resilience
- Charter Party and Bill of Lading disputes
- CMR and associated industry conventions
- Commercial contracts
- Competition law
- Construction and infrastructure
- Cyber protection
- Directors' duties
- Dispute resolution
- Financial recoveries
- Major incident response
- Marine and transit
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Motor (owners and operators)
- Personal injury and accidents
- Real estate
- Warehousing and storage
Specialist dedicated teams identify and resolve potential problems before they materialise, provide sector specific advice and assist in implementing strategy.
The 'superb' transport team at Weightmans advises hauliers, bus and coach companies, and operators of licensed commercial vehicles and has 'big-firm clout to back up the service it provides'.Legal 500 2017
Weightmans LLP has 'great experience in the marine industry in particular but does a first-class job on all aspects of transport law'.Legal 500 2017InsightsHaider v DSM Demolition Ltd  EWHC 2712 (QB) Birmingham Civil Justice Centre16/10/2019
Claimant’s incomplete financial disclosure in credit hire claim leads to finding of fundamental dishonestyJeff Turton Principal Associate
InsightsSupply chains in the ‘sharing economy’: disruption or continuation?
Manufacturers have always been at the forefront of developing new business models. But do trends like the ‘sharing economy’ and fractional ownership…Tristan Feunteun Partner
NewsNew survey reveals over a third of supply chain professionals do not monitor for modern slavery convictions
Survey of 100 senior UK supply chain professionals also reveals an industry bracing for a rise in insolvencies, increasing fuel costs and pressure for…Matthew Williamson Partner
InsightsNo Deal Brexit: EU announces basic road connectivity measures to continue until 31 December 2019
There is little doubt that the transport and logistics sector would be impacted by a no deal Brexit, especially those regularly travelling across…Phil James Partner