Overview

Our transport disputes lawyers are leaders in their fields. We respond proactively and rapidly in urgent situations, such as safety incidents or investigations, using our considerable experience of advising businesses in the transport sector gained over many years.

We work with bus, coach, motor, marine, ports and aviation businesses and are also well-known for our work in the rail sector through our dedicated rail disputes team. Our team provides high quality legal advice shaped by a deep understanding of the sector, the imperatives of keeping passenger and freight transport moving and UK and EU regulations.

We act in the high court, competition appeals tribunals, industry resolution bodies and the coroner's courts. We also handle contested planning issues around transport infrastructure and land as well as commercial and distribution disputes and insurance test cases for transport sector clients.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in transport disputes includes the following:

  • High Court.
  • Competition Appeals Tribunal.
  • Contested planning issues.
  • Transport infrastructure and land.
  • Commercial and distribution disputes.
  • Insurance test cases.
Experience

Acting for a regional Airport in connection with grounding aircraft for non-payment of fees and for a bank in freezing actions relating to helicopters.

Advising a major operating and/or insurance party on every major rail accident since privatisation

Representing Cardiff Bus on a Competition Appeals Tribunal dispute regarding predatory pricing.

Acting for interested parties in the West Coast Judicial Review, an attempted challenge to UK franchising by the Rail Unions and by Enfield borough Council against the Department for Transport.

Advising on the legal and regulatory regime relating to Controlled and Autonomous Vehicles.

Advising a core party on the public law aspects of contested rail open access applications.

Advising a challenging party on a procurement law dispute relating to the letting of a large marine facility.

Advising on the conduct for operators of significant claims under Schedules 4 and 8 of Track access agreements.

Advising on the successful conduct of a claim under track access agreements.

Defending of a claim for lost business relating to disruption of aviation services.

Advising on the conduct on behalf of insurers and/or operators of multiple recovery claims for damage to fleet and equipment following collisions or derailments.

Advising on the successful conduct of international aviation arbitrations.

Advising on the successful conduct of a regulatory claim relating to cross border international legislation and regulation relating to the structure of access charges.

Meet the team
Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson Partner

  • Head of Transport
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Health and Safety
Laura Claydon

Laura Claydon Partner

  • Head of Competition
  • Retail
  • Transport
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Ann Metherall

Ann Metherall Partner

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Health and Safety
  • Transport
Brian Wong

Brian Wong Legal Director

  • Rail
  • Highways and Road Transport
  • Judicial Review and Public Law

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