Transport Law

Specialist Road Transport Solicitors for Your Business

At Rothera Sharp we have provided legal services to the road transport industry for almost 80 years. We are acknowledged to be a leading practice in this field. Our contacts in the industry, our links with the major trade associations, and our heritage all combine to make us an excellent choice.

We offer free initial consultations and fixed fees. Call us on 0115 910 6218 to speak with one of our transport lawyers, or email us at


Areas of expertise

Our specialist transport solicitors are experts in this complex area of law. We can advise you on all road transport and regulatory matters. Our areas of expertise include:


Regulatory and enforcement

Operator licensing specialist advice

  • Advice on operator licensing and tachograph exemptions
  • s19 and s22 permit advice
  • Applying for a new operator’s licence or seeking a variation to an existing licence

Civil and commercial

  • Contractual disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Corporate services
  • Dispute resolution

International transport

We are members of the International Road Transport Union’s Legal Assistance Network and regularly advise European clients on all road transport and cross border matters including:


Our motoring defence team can also provide legal representation for you or your drivers’ personal motoring offences.


Our clients

At Rothera Sharp, our specialist transport lawyers have years of experience representing businesses and individuals from every sector of the transport industry. Clients of the firm include:

  • Leading multinational haulage and logistics companies
  • Goods vehicle and PSV operator licence holders
  • Standard national, standard international, and restricted operator licence holders
  • Private hire and taxi companies
  • Transport Managers and fleet managers
  • Ferry operators
  • Professional drivers
  • Freight forwarders


Call 0115 910 6218 to speak with one of our transport lawyers, or email us at

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