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Eversheds Sutherland global roads practice

Eversheds Sutherland’s road transport practice combines in-depth industry knowledge with a wealth of experience, gained over 20 years of working within the sector. Combining legal know-how with experience in the field, our lawyers are ready help you realize your objectives.

Developments in road transport law

Roads play a major role in economic activity and are a vital part of infrastructure-building and trade. In order to increase journey time reliability and congestion, roadworks and collisions must be minimized and traffic management improved. These concerns must also be balanced with the environmental impact of road building and traffic.

The contribution of road transport to greenhouse gases, air pollution and its negative impact on the immediate environment must be reduced. The dominance of car use for all journey purposes also needs to be addressed. Good-quality bus services are in part dependent on road networks and the use of priority and other management schemes to maximize effectiveness. Networks must also be compatible with and accommodate increased cycling and walking routes. Road pricing continues to be a challenging political issue.

Experienced in road transport law

We act for international clients across the whole of the road transport sector including governments, highway authorities, project consortiums, DBFO and other contractors.

Key areas of our road transport practice include:

  • infrastructure development, including DBFO projects
  • refinancing
  • road management and maintenance projects
  • outsourcing
  • property and land assembly
  • procurement
  • supply and maintenance of traffic management systems
  • bus information systems
  • construction disputes

Contact our road transport law team

If you would like any further information or need advice relating to road transport law, please contact our legal team.