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Specialist transport and logistics firm Backhouse Jones advises major bus and haulage operators in the UK and also undertakes a considerable amount of work on public inquiries before the Traffic Commissioners. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Jonathon Backhouse and team head James Backhouse (who is ‘very experienced on the regulatory side’) are recommended.

Hill Dickinson LLP’s cargo and logistics team is headed by Adrian Marsh, while the Liverpool motor insurance team is headed by Nerys Parry and supported by Graham Lynch. Clients include Agility Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel and Allianz.

Weightmans LLP acts for major clients in the marine, logistics and transport arenas. The ‘extremely professional and knowledgeablePhil James has a substantial ports and terminal practice and the ‘excellentMike Burns principally acts for ship operators/insurers. Chris Ball heads the team, which has significant international capabilities and acts for clients such as Peel Ports Group, Stobart and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

BLM acts for fleet companies and operators, as well as bus coach and haulage companies. The road team is led by Ruth Graham and Joanne Francis and the aviation team is led by Simon Jones. The practice is also strong on the regulatory side.

DWFunderstands the clients’ business needs and timescales, grasps the key issues quickly and responds rapidly and appropriately’. The team has a particularly strong reputation in the haulage sector. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Vikki Woodfine is recommended.

Pannone Corporate LLP has a key focus in the public sector and is very well regarded for its knowledge of the light rail systems. The ‘very clever’ Udo Pope adopts a ‘sensible and pragmatic approach that is backed up by his excellent technical expertise’.

The ‘extremely helpful’ Tim Culpin leads the team at Aaron & Partners LLP and is ‘very experienced on the regulatory side’. The ‘excellent’ team is well known for its transport, warehousing and logistics experience.

At Brabners LLP, the ‘helpful and knowledgeable’ team advises clients in the transport, distribution and logistics sectors. Clients include Peel Ports Group. Rupert Gill a key contact.

At DLA Piper UK LLP, Liam Cowell specialises in national and international infrastructure and project financed transactions. Clients include commercial airlines, asset finance firms, distributors and regulators across the UK and beyond.

Dyne Solicitors Limited specialises in road transport law and acts as legal adviser and secretariat to the Heavy Transport Association and the Batched Site Association. John Dyne and senior associate Jared Dunbar are recommended.

Michael Clavell-Bate at Eversheds LLP leads the logistics group.

At Fielden Marshall Glover StruttNicholas Marshall is well regarded for his work in the transport and logistics sectors.

JWK Solicitors has a ‘responsive and proactive’ team. Ian Gee is especially rated for his knowledge of the aviation industry.

Ursula Gould at Shoosmiths LLP has worked on some major transport infrastructure projects. Key clients include Centro.

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