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Logistics & Warehousing

We have a dedicated team of lawyers who specialise in supporting both customers and suppliers of all sizes with their logistics and warehousing needs, providing us with a holistic understanding of the market place.

Logistics & warehousing expertise

The logistics and warehousing sector has experienced seismic change over recent years, from advancements in technology and innovation, to shifting consumer lifestyles and customer behaviours, leading businesses to adapt the way they procure, store, manage and distribute goods.

We have seen supply chains come under significant pressure following the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, creating additional risks for businesses to manage, from a shortage of drivers and warehouse staff to border delays and increased costs.

At Freeths we have a dedicated team of lawyers who specialise in supporting both customers and suppliers of all sizes with their logistics and warehousing needs, providing us with a holistic understanding of the market place.

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How we can help your business

We can provide support on a wide range of matters including:

  • Contracts for the provision of logistics services
  • Investment in infrastructure
  • Development of warehouses
  • Procuring materials handling equipment
  • Advice on international and national distribution systems
  • Outsourcing
  • HMRC and HSE investigations
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Employee training and compliance
  • Business immigration
  • Automation and other technological developments
  • Procurement, leasing and maintenance of fleet (including rail, road and aircraft)
  • Environmental and sustainability issues
  • Regulatory matters
  • Road traffic offences
  • Advice on operators licenses and responding to investigations by the traffic commissioner

Why choose our expertise?

We have an integrated national team offering the complete range of services needed for businesses within the logistics and warehousing sector.

Our experts understand the pressures and challenges this sector presents and they work collaboratively to stay on top of key market developments, regulatory issues and innovative solutions for their clients.

The team acts for a wide range of businesses within the sector from SMEs to major national and international groups and have particular expertise in:

  • Retail logistics
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing and fulfilment
  • The development, construction and operation of major regional and national distribution centres, with complex MHE

In addition we provide further support for those in the logistics and warehousing community through a programme of free webinars, blogs and other thought leadership initiatives to ensure they keep up to date with all the latest insight and legislative changes affecting the sector.

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“Rena has acted for DPD Group UK Ltd for over 21 years. I have been with DPD Group throughout that time and myself and my team have worked closely with Rena. she has an in-depth understanding of our business and provides us with a first class service in all aspects of employment law. Her professionalism and responsiveness is exceptional and I would not hesitate to recommend Rena to any future business partner or company.”

Sharon Hughes, MCIPD

Director of People and Talent

Logistics & warehousing podcast series

  • Episode 1 - supply chain challenges

    Featuring Tony Mannix, CEO of Clipper Logistics, who talks to us about supply chain challenges, collaborative working & the modern workforce.

    Listen here

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  • Episode 2 - eCommerce growth

    Featuring Clare Bottle, CEO of the UK Warehousing Association who talks to us about the growth of eCommerce.

    Listen here

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  • Episode 3 - emerging technologies

    Featuring Neil Ashworth, Portfolio Director & Non-Executive Chair, who talks about his career, the rise of data & technology within the supply chain and emerging sector technologies.

    Listen here

  • Episode 4 - net zero

    Featuring Anthony Tattersall, Managing Director of Darcica Logistics, Phil Reed, Managing Director of Varamis Rail and Iain Bowler, Partner and National Head of Commercial at Freeths who talk about net zero.

    Listen here

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  • Episode 5 - women in logistics

    Featuring Melanie Tattersall Director of Sustainability & Communications at Darcica Logistics, Kate Lester, Founder of Diamond Logistics and Philippa Dempster, Senior Partner and London Managing Partner at Freeths who discuss women in logistics.

    Listen here

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  • Episode 6 - warehousing

    Featuring Jamie Hartles, CEO of Howard Tenens Logistics, Shashi Chambers, Real Estate Partner & Nigel Gardner, Commercial Partner at Freeths, who discuss warehousing, the current property market, net zero, and the role technology plays within the sector

    Listen here

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  • Episode 7 - grocery market

    Featuring Richard Wilson, Inbound Logistics Director at Arla Foods, James Hartley, Partner and National Head of Dispute Resolution & Iain Bowler, Partner and National Head of Commercial at Freeths, who discuss consumer logistics, the grocery market, and trends across the wider logistics sector.

    Listen here

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  • Episode 8 - driving efficiency

    Paul Brooks talks to Alex Hislop, Chief Customer Officer, DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, and Nick Sutton, Dispute Resolution Partner at Freeths about driving efficiency and visibility within UK supply chains and much more.

    Listen here

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Meet our team

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Philippa Dempster

Senior Partner & London Office Managing Partner

James Hartley's Profile

James Hartley

Partner & National Head of Dispute Resolution

Jackie Heeds's Profile

Jackie Heeds

Partner & Joint Lead of Major Projects

Chris Holwell's Profile

Chris Holwell

Partner & National Head of Construction & Engineering

Rena Magdani's Profile

Rena Magdani

Partner & National Head of Employment, Pensions & Immigration

David Lane's Profile

David Lane

Knowledge Management Lawyer

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