Transport & Logistics
Greenwoods has unrivalled expertise in the transport sector. Our lawyers have vast experience in advising on and managing claims arising out of the rail, bus, haulage, logistics and aviation industries.
Each of these industries has its own unique challenges; logistics claims relating to temperature controlled environments; major road or rail accidents involving multiple injuries; and in aviation, defence of clear air turbulence claims. We provide a wide range of services from handling claims relating to personal injury and major property damage to the investigation of insurance fraud. We also identify trends, plug gaps in policy coverage and provide regular risk Management support.
We regularly advise clients on incident management and regulatory investigations including road traffic offence and HSE prosecutions, laden weight, hygiene regulations and tachograph regulations prosecutions as well as public enquiries. In each case we are able to provide immediate and clear advice on disclosure of documents and legal privilege; responding to requests for interviews; preservation of evidence; and management of media enquiries.
The firm’s dedicated logistics group works closely with clients to get to know their business, their systems, key people, strategies and objectives and to extinguish adverse claim trends.
Innovative claims solutions have been developed with regard to warehousing, loading/manual handling, issues pertaining to the use of delivery of vehicles by employees and point of collection/delivery risk management. We also have expertise in risks associated with static and mobile temperature controlled environments.
Our personal injury motor teams have the expertise to handle claims of the very highest value. Greenwoods’ Property, Construction & Insurance Group handles a wide range of claims relating to property damage, from warehouse fires to business interruption and provides emergency attendance at major incidents arising from fire and flood. In addition, our Counter Fraud Group helps clients identify, investigate and pursue fraudulent claims, from large scale commercial scams to suspected arson, staged theft and exaggerated personal injury claims.
Our dedicated team of lawyers advises many components of the rail industry including infrastructure, Freight and rail Companies. Our work includes:
- Personal injury claims
- CAHA claims
- RIDR and ADRR disputes
- Inquests, investigations and prosecutions
- Damage to rolling stock and infrastructure
- Jurisdictional advice under the CIT rules