Brodies solicitors advise some of the biggest names in road, rail, shipping and aviation, and are involved in many of the highest profile transport projects in Scotland.

We provide support to clients on a broad range of legal issues, including regulatory and compliance matters, sensitive commercial issues and the efficient day-to-day running of their business. Our practice covers both the public and private sector, with clients including operators, port authorities, government agencies, local authorities, hauliers, freight forwarders, insurers and funders.

Our team includes experts recognised by the leading independent legal directories in shipping, roads and rail. We understand the range of legal issues affecting the transport sector and the increasing role that European regulation plays.

Our team is able to provide a full service package to clients, including advice on:

  • Strategic transport infrastructure funding
  • Consents and site assembly
  • Competition law
  • Collisions
  • Health and safety
  • Carriage of goods
  • Employment law

In addition to our core services, we have developed niche expertise in new areas such as smart ticketing and real time update system procurement.

We are at the forefront of developments in the transport sector, shaping our service to clients accordingly, and work closely with transport industry bodies to support their members. An example of this is our role in advising Dutch transport giant Abellio on its winning bid for the £7 billion ScotRail Franchise, comprising the acquisition of the Scotrail franchise opportunity from First Group. In addition to advising on the successful bid to Transport Scotland to be awarded the franchise, Brodies are advising on the mobilisation phase between contract award in October 2014 and franchise handover in April 2015.

The proactive, customer-focused approach is one of the group's key strengths. 

Chambers UK 2020

The team resolves issues quickly and engages with the client throughout the process.

Legal 500 UK 2020

To speak to one of our transport solicitors about how we could help you, please contact Karen Hamilton or Duncan MacLean.