Photo caption: Myton Law recognised for Transport in Legal 500 – l to r John Habergham, Chris Thornes and Scott Yates

Hull-based specialist shipping, rail and logistics law firm Myton Law has been singled out as one of the top firms in Yorkshire and Humber for ‘Transport’ advice by Legal 500, which published its 2019 rankings yesterday.

“It is the first year that Myton Law has applied and we are delighted to be in Legal 500 the first time round”, says director Scott Yates.  “We are also pleased that, as well as our longstanding shipping and road logistics expertise, our strength in the rail logistics sector, a result of bringing Chris Thornes on board from DB Cargo UK in 2016, is acknowledged.”

Legal 500 says, “The ‘personal service’ offered by Myton Law has been considered to be ‘excellent all-round and provide London standards at a very competitive cost’.

“The boutique firm focusing on shipping, logistics and international trade is adept at offering ‘excellent legal advice on various complicated issues’ across these sectors, in addition to having ‘excellent rail industry experience’.

“The team have been highlighted as being particularly ‘proactive in dealing with disputes’, Scott Yates specialises in personal injury claims, applying a ‘blend of legal expertise and commercial acumen’, while the ‘proactive and responsive’ John Habergham has particular expertise representing clients in disputes arising out of carriage of goods by road, sea, air and rail.

“As joint head of the team alongside Yates and Habergham, the ‘pragmatic’ Chris Thornes applies a ‘commercial and solution-orientated approach’ to advising on large scale logistics projects.”

The Legal 500 is compiled through detailed analysis of law firm submissions and interviews with general counsels and private practice lawyers.