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Maintaining a good working relationship with your employees is vital to the success of any transport business. When employment law issues do arise, these need to be handled quickly and professionally.

At Rotheras, our experienced transport-sector employment team can advise on any employment law matter affecting your business:

  • We aim to quickly resolve employee disputes (whether with professional drivers, transport managers or other staff members).
  • At all times we will consider how any course of action could affect your operator’s licence responsibilities.
  • We can advise on issues arising from self-employed drivers, subcontracting arrangements and TUPE.
  • Our team can help you to draft employee handbooks and contracts of employment.
  • We can advise on disciplinary proceedings arising from employee misconduct or drivers hours’ infringements.

We take a pragmatic and forward-thinking approach with a focus on reducing risk to your business.

Employment Law for Transport services we offer:

  • TUPE, restructuring and redundancy advice
  • Drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • Advising on employee management and HR
  • Defending employment tribunal claims and advising on settlement agreements and dispute resolution
  • Long-term sickness absence advice
  • Advice on working time regulations as they apply to mobile workers
  • Managing instances of whistleblowing

Click here to find out more about employment law fees.

For more information on applying for an Operator’s Licence contact our Road Transport Law Team on 0115 910 6210 or email transportlaw@rotheras.co.uk.

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Anton Balkitis

“Our experienced and specialist team represent clients nationally on a day-to-day basis”

Anton Balkitis
Head of Transport Law

If you’re happy then we’re happy too.

4.8 244 reviews

Posted 27/01/2020

"Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.

Chambers UK, 2018

Posted 27/01/2020

Anton Balkitis frequently represents the operators of both goods and passenger vehicles in court proceedings. Clients remark: "He has a commercial understanding of real-life issues and will always provide a balanced view

Chambers UK, 2019

Posted 27/01/2020

Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.

Chambers UK, 2018

Posted 27/01/2020

My previous dealings with Rotheras have always been excellent-total efficiency and professional. Jayne Smith previously and now Emily Weston. I would always use Rotheras as my solicitors. Thank you.

David Armstrong

Posted 02/06/2020

Chris Powell at Rotheras was recommended to us by a trusted associate within the Transport Industry; without doubt we wouldn’t have had the excellent outcome we did without his and his team’s involvement. The level of professionalism, expert advice and assistance was faultless; we felt reassured and well informed throughout the whole process. It was a pleasure to do business with him and would highly recommend his services!

Julian Brindley - John Brindley Ltd

Posted 12/08/2020

The team at Rotheras, and Mr Powell in particular, have provided us with an outstanding service. We are extremely grateful for the help and support they gave us in dealing with issues relating to our transport operations and our goods vehicle operators licence. Mr Powell was professional, knowledgable, efficient and effective. He quickly understood our business and the problem we had. He responded with sensible advice and acted quickly on our behalf to resolve the matter. I cannot thank him enough for his help and I would recommend Mr Powell, and the Rotheras team, without hesitation. I am extremely grateful for the help they gave us.

Richard Hitchcock - Hitchcock & King

Posted 12/08/2020

I would highly recommend James Briggs, solicitor at Rotheras. He has been extremely helpful, patient and thorough whilst helping me with affairs following the death of my husband. Even during lockdown (covid) he maintained communication and kept me informed of what was happening. He successfully achieved the outcome I needed and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Yvonne Gold

Posted 30/09/2020

We are in the middle of launching our own packaging agency and contacted Rotheras for some professional legal advice with regards to contracts. After an initial call with Billy, he made it clear what we needed and asked plenty of questions to understand what it was we needed. He was very responsive to our questions, whether it be over the phone or via emails and made the process really simple. We had little experience in this area so it was fantastic to work with Billy, who explained everything concisely. We were also really pleased with the quick turnaround and great value offered. Would thoroughly recommend working with Rotheras.

Tom Burden, Director of Rightbox Ltd

Posted 30/09/2020

Billy understood our requirement from the get go and really nailed down on what we needed in our commercial agency agreement. Billy kept us informed every step of the way and showed great professionalism. We would recommend his services to any start-up business who is in need of legal advice and guidance with commercial contracts.

Axl Barber, Sales Director of Rightbox Ltd

Posted 11/02/2021

I was extremely pleased with the service that Kerry provided in order to sell my mothers house. Good, prompt communication and all questions dealt with or answered as requested. Consequently I would recommend yours services to others.

Adam Stevens

Posted 25/03/2021

Anton has substantial experience acting for commercial goods hauliers and other transport operators. He advises on a range of contentious issues including operator licence, maintenance and tachograph matters, with a wealth of experience acting in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners."Anton is a highly informed and personable lawyer.

Chambers UK, 2020

Posted 25/03/2021

Chris Powell focuses his practice on road transport issues, regularly representing haulage, transport and logistics companies. He has considerable experience in regulatory matters involving operator licences and compliance failings, as well as more serious criminal investigations relating to fraud.

Chambers UK, 2020

Contact our Transport Team
Transport Team
Anton Balkitis

Anton Balkitis

a.balkitis@rotheras.co.uk

Anton Balkitis leads the Transport Law team and is a nationally recognised Transport and Motoring Law specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Natalie Abbott

Natalie Abbott

n.abbott@rotheras.co.uk

Natalie is an Employment Law specialist with over 10 years’ experience representing both businesses and individuals across a range of employment services including settlement agreements, discrimination, dismissals and redundancy.

Olivia Maginn

Olivia Maginn

o.maginn@rotheras.co.uk

Olivia Maginn is a transport and motoring law specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Billy Shaw

Billy Shaw

b.shaw@rotheras.co.uk

Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues and is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements.

Hardeep Chumber

Hardeep Chumber

h.chumber@rotheras.co.uk

Hardeep Chumber is a Trainee Solicitor in Rotheras’ Transport department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Georgina Power

Georgina Power

g.power@rotheras.co.uk

Georgina Power is a Paralegal in Rotheras’ Transport team and is based at our Lace Market office in Nottingham city centre.

Lindsey Richmond

Lindsey Thorpe

l.thorpe@rotheras.co.uk

Lindsey is a Paralegal based in our transport and motorist offence department.

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As of 28 June 2022, a new offence of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving will apply. If your driving is “below” the expected and results in the “serious injury” of another, then this can be construed as causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving.

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