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Birketts LLP has ‘a rich heritage of effective and specifically targeted services’ in shipping and logistics matters and clients note the ‘promptness, patience and skill’ of the firm’s lawyers. The ‘highly motivated and responsibleAlex Davey leads on transport and is advising a company headquartered in Hong Kong on import matters. The ‘impeccableHenry Adams is involved in High Court matters relating to the theft of cargo. Nicholas Woo leads on shipping and is advising numerous parties on their contribution to a salvage reward for goods shipped on a refrigerated vessel that became a casualty. Barrister Laura Thomas is also recommended.

Gotelee Solicitors is ‘head and shoulders above the rest for transport matters in terms ofskill,professionalism and focus’, and its team ‘brings multiple skills to complex problems’. Howard Catherall has an outstanding reputation in contentious road transport matters and advised a national haulier at Public Inquiry proceedings relating to alleged tachograph falsification. Regulatory litigator Hugh Rowland is ‘extremely proactive and very approachable’. The firm hired imports surveillance officer Stephen Brown from National Trading Standards Ports and Borders to advise on shipping, logistics and import matters.

Woodfines LLPsurpasses the level of expertise of most recognised firms across the UK’ and is a leading nationwide practice for road transport matters. Tim Ridyard (whose ‘knowledge and understanding of the sector is second to none’) provided global advice on regulatory compliance to a 200-lorry fleet, and acted for two public utilities on licensing matters and drivers’ hours rules. Ridyard also assists leading waste management company Mick George Skips with all regulatory matters. Senior associate Tim Norris is also recommended.

Leathes Prior attracts praise for its ‘outstanding value for money’. Highly respected regulatory lawyer Tim Cary and rising star Tej Thakkar advised a passenger transport company in a case regarding a fatal road accident. The firm’s Traffic Lawyers online service has a national client base.

Consultant Roger White leads the team at Prettys following the departure of Paul Dickie. The shipping and logistics practice counts DSV Road, DSV Air &Seaand Yang Ming Line among its clients. White advised a vessel owner on a multimillion-pound enforcement of a mortgage. Barrister Dominic Mills specialises in dry shipping, international trade and insurance matters. Solicitor Naomi Eccles is also recommended.

At Hansells, Roger Holden’s niche aviation practice advises KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on aircraft purchases and sales, and maintenance agreements.

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