Our national team of legal experts works with passenger vehicle, logistics and goods vehicle operators as well as ports and restricted licence holders.
We provide sustainable, fast solutions, across the complete range of legal services. From managing compliance, risk and standards, through to traffic commissioner inquiries, liaising with UK border agency on clandestine entrant issues, representation on vehicle seizure issues, carriage of goods disputes, acquisitions, and asset disposal. We manage complex employment, sub-contracting and agency worker matters, through to insurance claims, cyclist safety, health and safety regulatory issues as well as real estate management and financing, mergers and acquisitions, as well as business restructuring.
Whatever the destination, whatever the challenge, we’re one of the few firms with a cross discipline, practical knowledge of the road haulage, freight and logistics sector. We help you to find better solutions to reduce risk and costs. Our membership of the Road Haulage Association not only demonstrates that we understand the industry but that we are committed to playing an integral part in it.
As the UK faces a future outside the European Union, its ability to trade – with Europe and elsewhere – will be crucial to its future prosperity.
Big data doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whether by air, land or sea transportation and logistics already generates and processes large data sets on a regular basis. The prospect of dealing with even larger amounts of data and using increased computational power to analyse it – the opportunity that 'Big Data' presents, is exciting progress.
Transport has never been more important to the success of retailers.
A robust, reliable and comprehensive transport system is undoubtedly fundamental to a prosperous economy and provides economic and social benefits such as access to markets, inward investment and job creation.
Imagine your current daily commute to work. Now, replace the image of gridlock, stress and lost productivity, with one of smoothly flowing traffic, alerts to help you avoid traffic jams and directions guiding you to a parking space close to your office.
Technology in the transport sector can sometimes feel like being on a battlefield a few centuries ago. You know that the enemy is behind the brow of the hill, you can see small sorties coming forward, but you know that the bulk of their forces are massed, out of sight, waiting to advance.
DWF's report on 'Why transport is key to economic prosperity' highlights the challenge of finding the right skills in the transport sector.
A fully integrated, high-performing transport system is key to sustained economic prosperity. World-class international gateways, ports and airports, as well as reliable inter-urban routes, improve business efficiency, stimulate investment and innovation and increase competition by opening access to new markets.
DWF’s global transport practice comprises more than 100 lawyers across 12 UK locations and 12 international offices who deliver in-depth knowledge of the automotive, maritime, rail, aviation, road transport and logistics sectors.