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Who do Pitmans' Transport & Logistics lawyers work for?

Pitmans’ Transport & Logistics sector team draws specialists from across a wide range of practice areas and legal disciplines. Through this approach, we are able to deliver tailored expertise direct to clients in these markets.

The transport and logistics market underpins a great extent of daily life and plays a pivotal role in the majority of situations and organisations. From supplying food, clothing and products to delivering online products direct to consumers; the entire retail sector would disintegrate without this core component.

As such, there are constant challenges to overcome and legal issues to resolve in order to meet the ever growing challenge of delivering greater volume of goods on time against ever-decreasing margins. Combined with a saturated marketplace, tight regulatory controls, significant insurance and liability risks and operating across international boundaries; businesses need innovative strategic advice to continually adapt and evolve to ensure survival and long-term growth.

With over 20 key service lines, Pitmans provides particularly deep skills in specific areas such as Intellectual Property, Employment, Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial and Insolvency & Restructuring. Our expertise in this sector means that we are able to offer tailored advice to:

  • Transport & Logistics operators
  • Hauliers & Distributors
  • Airports & Aviation
  • Rail
  • Shipping & Sea Ports
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Warehouses & Retail Stores

Do Pitmans' Transport & Logistics lawyers have any partciular areas of expertise?

All of our Transport & Logistics legal work is dealt with in-house, providing clients with one primary contact throughout their transaction.

Our advice is tailored to best meet the needs of our clients at home and abroad. Our team deliver advice across a broad spectrum of services including:

  • Competition, Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment & Business Immigration
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Repossession of Assets
  • Insurance and Product Liability
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Corporate Property & Tenancy Agreements
  • Business Debt Recovery & Collections
  • Commercial Litigation and Mediation
  • Intellectual Property & Brand Management
  • IT Outsourcing & Commercial Contracts
  • Wills, Succession & Inheritance Tax Planning

We invest in long-term working relationships, engaging with and meeting our clients regularly to fully understand their business needs. We pride ourselves on personal relationships. This level of insight ensures that our team can deliver to the true commercial objectives of the client. Together we find practical solutions to achieve your business objectives. 

Why choose Pitmans' Transport & Logistics lawyers?

Transport & Logistics law can be highly complex, time consuming and involve various stages due to the level of regulation across the sector. Our legal advisers work collaboratively with you to walk your key stakeholders through the project or situation to generate more effective problem solving by sharing information, reducing time delays and delivering a more robust solution or approach to achieve business objectives.

Pitmans’ Transport & Logistics team is highly specialised but our client servicce is enhanced further by the breadth of advice on offer throughout the firm. With over 20 established and highly regarded service lines, we provide more of an advisory role to clients. Our comprehensive and collegiate sector approach means that we deliver:

  • Multi-disciplinary services across one firm
  • Cost reduction strategies with innovative and transparent pricing strategies
  • Proactive risk mitigation and management
  • Sound advice with an eye on brand protection and IP commercialisation
  • Exceptional levels of legal advice and client service
  • Access to national and international legal and business advisory specialists

With offices in London and Reading we are perfectly placed near Heathrow and Gatwick and served by a comprehensive network of national infrastructure to support our many clients involved in distribution.

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Angela Shields


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Sean Kelly


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Oliver Kelly


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