As transport operators cast around for legal advice following the introduction of the very first Road Transport Act in 1930, lawyers named Backhouse were on hand to provide business back up. The firm has been a constant companion of the industry ever since.
In 1999 the firm rebranded as Backhouse Jones and set about developing a unique sector focused law firm providing truly industry specific expertise through the lofty ideal of creating a superior service that will not compromise on performance.
Fast forward twenty years and, just as the Routemaster bus is iconic for London as Big Ben, Backhouse Jones is equally synonymous for legal advice to the transport industry and we trust as distinctive. We are uniquely industry specific which explains why we advise most of the major bus (PCV) and haulage (HGV) operators in the UK in addition to many smaller family owned enterprises.
The company is regularly appointed to advise trade associations and their members (the CPT, RHA, FTA, BAR and IRTE) and the Independent Chambers Guide 2019 describes Backhouse Jones as a “market-leading practice with specialist expertise across the full spectrum of road regulatory matters.”
By concentrating its expertise within just the road transport industry, Backhouse Jones provides an identifiably bespoke service completely tailored for logistics. Being uniquely industry specific and fluent in road transport, clients do not have to start their consultation by explaining what an operator’s licence, PG9 or an OCRS actually is. Backhouse Jones already has a thousand first-hand experiences of a client’s requirements and through this clear and unequivocal strategy, provides operators with a commercial advantage.