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Backhouse Jones

Backhouse Jones is uniquely industry specific and advises most of the major bus operators throughout the UK. From our offices in London and Clitheroe, our lawyers deal with pressing legal disciplines for operators including public inquiries, criminal defence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, HSE prosecutions, corporate, employment and property matters. We do not just deal with law; we deal with transport and law.

We are the market leader for the Commercial Road Transport category in Chambers & Partners and described as “the premier firm dealing with Road Transport Regulatory work…having far and away the biggest market share of any firm in this field”.

The firm can trace its heritage back to 1819. We have represented transport operators at every judicial level, up to, and including the European Courts of Justice. We have been at the vanguard of transport related legislation and no other firm undertakes more public inquiries before the Traffic Commissioners of the United Kingdom. We are the nominated legal panel solicitors for the RHA, the FTA, The CPT, BAR and the IRTE.

The unexpected can happen in the blink of an eye. If it does, you will have enough to worry about without the anxiety and burden of how to pay your lawyers. This is why we have devised the legal subscription scheme called BACKup.

Introducing BACKUP

BACKup encompasses the two pinch points that we have outlined as being critical for operators – regulatory compliance and employment law. Get advice and representation in both of these areas through Full BACKup or if you want advice in only one of them, choose Regulatory BACKup or Employment BACKup (which includes a full review of your employment contracts should you wish to do this).

In addition to the above, BACKup members also benefit from:

  • discounted rates for commercial, property and corporate matters;
  • discounted annual compliance reviews and training packages;
  • the certainty of fixed legal costs and knowing they will not receive unexpected legal bills; and
  • improved regulatory and employment compliance as a result.

BACKUP has been devised in conjunction with the CPT, therefore CPT members benefit from a 20% discount off the tariff price. The price is based upon the number of vehicles authorised on your operating licence and costs from just 26p per vehicle per day (plus VAT). We are immersed in advising people in the transport sector day in and day out and therefore understand how the law impacts operators specifically.

View and download our dedicated BACKup brochure here
[ Greys of Ely have chosen Backhouse Jones’ BACKup to support their business 
for all their compliance and HR needs]

“The exceptional service, level of competence and support offered for our industry sector by Backhouse Jones is unrivalled, and all for a highly competitive fee. This is certainly a “must have” package that any coach operator should be looking to invest in to help support their business moving forwards.”

Richard Grey - Grey's of Ely

Contact us

For more information and a copy of the BACKup terms and conditions, speak to your Regional Manager, call Backhouse Jones on 01254 828300 today or click on, because the unexpected can happen in the blink of an eye.

Keep up to date and subscribe to our quarterly BACKchat magazine, our Employment Newsletter or Legally Blond, our litigation update and get details of our regular training sessions and seminars by emailing [email protected]