Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Clitheroe, London
What the team is known for Market-leading practice with specialist expertise across the full spectrum of road regulatory matters, including representing operators in public inquiries and prosecutions. Acts for commercial and passenger clients.
"They are the top firm in this area."
"They are the biggest firm doing it and produce the best-quality work."
Sources say of James Backhouse: "If you are an operator and you have a problem, there is nobody in the country who could say that he doesn't know what he is doing." He is routinely sought out for his substantial experience in handling public inquiries.
Jonathon Backhouse is lauded by clients as a "very good lawyer." He has significant experience across a wide array of road regulatory matters.
Andrew Woolfall regularly represents clients in public inquiries and criminal prosecutions. Sources say: "He has been doing this work for a long time and is very good."
Michael Cunningham is held in high regard by commentators for his road regulatory expertise. He has particular skill representing HGV operators in public inquiries related to maintenance, health and safety, and environmental compliance.
John Heaton routinely represents clients facing criminal prosecution for failure to comply with road legislation.
Laura Hadzik is well versed in a range of road regulatory work. Sources highlight her for her deep transport law expertise.