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The UK transport industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the world and plays a crucial role in today’s economy.

Anyone involved in domestic or international transportation of goods will appreciate that even with meticulous preparation the risk of loss, damage or delay cannot be eliminated. Whether you are a seller, buyer, forwarder, carrier, or warehouse and terminal operator, we understand both the complexity and time critical demands of your industry.

We understand your world and pride ourselves on providing pragmatic and constructive support, tailored to your commercial needs. This includes regularly handling  multi-jurisdictional disputes involving distribution, cargo claims and liability issues. We also regularly deal with HMRC and Border Force in matters arising from the seizure of goods or clandestine entry.

We also provide repair cost and uninsured loss recovery services for highways and logistics operators. When negligent third party drivers cause damage to highways infrastructure maintained by our clients, or if your fleet vehicles become damaged in a road traffic accident, our dedicated team recovers your losses on a no win, no fee basis.

Whatever your needs, if you work in the transportation sector, you’ll have a dedicated team of experts in your corner.

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Stephen Lewis

Partner | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3334

+44 (0) 773 268 8265

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What people say

  • They offer unparalleled legal knowledge and advice to clients at critical moments during disputes providing practical effective solutions including unparalleled litigation expertise.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The Manchester team are dynamic. They have excellent client management whilst, at the same time, maintaining great relationships with counsel and experts to ensure that the litigation team are joined up throughout. The team are affable and down-to-earth with a broad and growing practice.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team have top-to-bottom talent. Their client care, especially over the past 12 months, has been great. I have been really impressed with the way in which cases have been kept on track and there has been continuous client engagement. The expertise and ability to handle complex, multi-party litigation is really impressive. Additionally, there is real focus on achieving the clients’ objectives and an eye on strategy.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Their expertise and ability to handle complex, multi-party litigation is really impressive.

    Legal 500
  • Ward Hadaway are absolutely first rate - they are an excellent firm for litigation, regionally, nationally and, increasingly, internationally.

    Chambers & Partners
  • This team earns strong market endorsement for its deft handling of a wide range of commercial litigation matters including director and shareholder disputes, professional negligence and IT claims.

    Chambers & Partners
  • This is ‘a go-to team for clients with big commercial claims’… the team's lawyers ‘combine legal aptitude with common sense’.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • An exceptional and wide-ranging presence in high-value commercial litigation in the North East and Northern England. Enviable bench strength with the capacity to handle matters including shareholder disputes, professional negligence, insurance disputes and fraud.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Highly sought-after to handle complex litigation, including contractual claims, shareholder disputes and debt recovery. Regularly called upon to act for public sector bodies in addition to its local and national corporate client base.

    Chambers & Partners