Transport & Logistics

Transport & Logistics

Gotelee is recognised as a Top Tier law firm by the Legal 500 in the
transport, logistics and supply chain sector.

We take considerable pride in our long-standing links with the transport, logistics and supply chain community. With offices in Ipswich and Felixstowe, our specialist team serves the needs of businesses
operating along the A14 corridor, those based in and around the Port of Felixstowe and beyond.

Advice when times are trouble-free

  • Commercial contracts / terms and conditions
  • Commercial property transactions, including leases
  • E-commerce related advice, such as online platform compliance and liabilities
  • Employment advice
  • Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme (“FHDDS”)
  • Road Transport Operator Licensing
  • Planning advice
  • Product safety due diligence

Assistance when times are troublesome

  • Investigations / Unannounced visits: Police, HMRC,
    DVSA, HSE, Environment Agency and Trading Standards
  • Court proceedings
  • Fixed penalties and prohibitions
  • Seizures of vehicles and goods
  • HMRC condemnation and restoration proceedings
  • Clandestine entrants
  • Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiries
  • Traffic Commissioner driver conduct hearings
  • Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • Commercial and property disputes / litigation
  • Planning disputes

Working with the industry nationally and locally
Gotelee takes an active role as an Associate Member of three of the UK’s leading trade associations: BIFA, FTA and UKWA.

In addition to being a regular participant at association meetings, we have presented and provided advice at various UKWA and BIFA events, taken a trade stand at Multimodal and in particular provided advice and assistance to UKWA’s executive team during the course of the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme consultation.

Gotelee is privileged to co-host UKWA’s East of England regional meetings and to be one of the select organisations officially partnering with UKWA to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

We are a proud member and Patron of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. As a patron we have been actively involved in assisting its lobbying efforts for investment to improve the A14 and have been delighted to be invited to a seat on its Transport and Infrastructure Board.

International work
The nature of international supply chains and Gotelee’s reputation means that we are called upon to advise and assist supply chain businesses based in the EU and China.

Our membership of Eurojuris International, a leading global network of law firms, gives us access to excellent working relationships with reliable lawyers in key locations across the international supply chains leading to and from the UK. This enables Gotelee to provide its clients with seamless access to reliable and specialist lawyers should assistance be required on issues arising overseas.






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"I have used Tracey Laflin at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."

- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd

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"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"

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"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."

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"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."

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"“ This is the second time we have used Tracey for the conveyancing to buy our new home. She is always completely approachable, she has helped us along the way with advice and useful tips that has helped lessen the stress. We have complete confidence in her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family”.  - Peter Dawes, Cater Dawes Financial Planning "

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