Transport Law

Anderson Strathern has one of Scotland’s leading transport legal teams. Transport and logistics are both core functions of the economy and our everyday lives and our team cover a broad range of road transport, logistics and related supply chain matters.

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Our transport expertise covers from motorways, trunk roads and bridges to railway lines, stations and depots to multimodal freight terminals and distribution centres to ports and harbours, airports and most recently the Shetland spaceport.

Our team’s ability to advise on emerging technology is shown by our experience in advising on electric bus production, on hydrogen and electric vehicle charging facilities, on drones and driverless rolling stock and on travel apps.

We have advised on purchase, sale and the wet and dry lease of aircraft, vessels, rolling stock, public service vehicles and commercial vehicle fleets.

Our experience of commercial arrangements ranges from ferry contracts and rail passenger franchises to specialist helicopter service contracts to the automotive, rail, maritime and aviation supply chains as well as wider manufacturing and retail logistics. We also offer public procurement, Brexit and international trade expertise.

Across all modes, our extended team have the necessary knowledge and experience of the niche aspects of real estate, environmental, health and safety, employment and pensions (including trades union relations) law you may need.

Our knowledge and experience of the contractual and regulatory matrix in the rail sector extends back to rail privatisation. We’re also at the heart of the road haulage, public service vehicle and taxi sectors. We act for contractors and operators in solving the operator and PSV licensing issues which they and their drivers face. We have a wealth of experience at public inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner and of appeals to the Transport Tribunal, in addition to road traffic law matters.

Contact us if you have a question on

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Maritime
  • Aviation

"Anderson Strathern is one of the key players in the transport infrastructure market, notably with regard to dispute resolution and procurement issues. They have key experience in dealing with road and motorway provision and disputes."

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