JMW launches commercial road transport team

Road Legal
Law firm JMW Solicitors has launched a specialist commercial road transport team with the recruitment of two partners who are lawyers in the sector.

Laura Hadzik and Scott Bell have each been appointed partner and co-head of the new team. They bring with them more than 30 years’ combined experience advising commercial vehicle operators of all sizes across the haulage, coach and bus sectors on the licensing and regulation of commercial vehicles.

Hadzik said: “Commercial road transport is the lifeblood of the UK economy; however, the logistics and passenger transport sectors are incredibly heavily regulated to protect road safety and harmonise competition - expert legal advice is key to finding the way through the many layers of legislation and guidance whilst allowing operators to focus on actually managing their business.”

Bell added: “There are many challenges facing the sector, from alternative fuels to the acute and ongoing driving and maintenance skills shortage. With our industry expertise and sound understanding of the operational needs of the sector, we will be able to help clients navigate these complex issues.”

Hadzik and Bell will be supported by the expertise of JMW’s existing team including Graham Small, Derek Millard-Smith, Paddy Boyers, Hojol Uddin and Charles Stansfield as well as the wider full-service offering that JMW can provide to support clients’ business needs nationwide.

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