For the Public Sector & Charities Transport

With an impressive track record spanning more than 30 years, MacRoberts advises clients across the transport sector on the full range of legal matters.

By Rail

Our extensive track record in transport originates in rail, with our client history stretching back to even before privatisation. Our team of transport solicitors has a comprehensive knowledge of the rail industry and its contractual and regulatory matrix, having advised on procurement, projects and operational issues concerning infrastructure, passenger and rail freight.

By Road

We also have an impressive track record in roads having advised on some of Scotland’s largest and most high profile construction projects, as well as on smaller matters such as street lighting and roads maintenance contracts.

By Sea

Our ports and harbours experience ranges from operational issues to contractual terms and charges to the drafting of harbour orders.

A full-service legal team

We advise clients at each stage of their transport projects, including on regulatory matters, operational estates, leases and income opportunities, parliamentary and compulsory acquisition services, planning and other consents, environmental issues, procurement, construction contracts, asset and project finance, tax, employment and trade union relations, dispute resolution and health and safety.

Related Services

  • Major Projects & Infrastructure

    MacRoberts has been at the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception and is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

    Major Projects & Infrastructure
  • Procurement

    MacRoberts’ procurement team is a market leader in Scotland and recognised throughout the UK for advising contracting authorities and bidders on all aspects of public services.

    Procurement
  • Construction

    One of the largest construction law groups in Scotland, our team is renowned for their expertise provided to clients across the Scottish construction sector.

    Construction
  • Commercial Contracts

    We can help you ensure your business’s contracts clearly reflect your intentions and protect the interests of your business.

    Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Property

    Our award-winning property solicitors have a wealth of experience and practical knowledge acquired through decades of working on high-profile real estate projects.

    Commercial Property

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.