No matter the sector or industry role, Boughton Law provides expert solutions that are tailored to the specifics of your field, including marine, aviation, rail, and motor vehicle transport.

Boughton Law’s Transportation Practice Group has over 50 years of combined experience helping you and your business get where you need to go. We offer a wide range of legal services including litigation and dispute resolution support, drafting key documentation, and corporate support. For any client in the transportation industry, we provide experienced legal advice that is informed by our deep understanding of the nuances in each field.

Our clients are both local and international, and they work in all parts of the industry. We use our expertise to advise passenger and cargo carriers, insurance interests, local shippers & exporters, and even those suffering loss or injury in vehicle related incidents.

Boughton Law is a part of Meritas®, a global alliance of independent, full service law firms. With access to firms operating in over 230 markets worldwide, we can draw upon the expertise of trusted foreign legal advisors and even provide referrals if needed.

  • Aviation

    Thank you for flying with Boughton Law. For clients in the aviation field, such as local airlines, charter operators, private pilots, maintenance providers, and insurance interests, we provide many legal service options.

    Services include:

    • Investigation and handling of aircraft casualties
    • Personal injury and death claims
    • Engine and airframe product liability claims
    • Air passenger and cargo claims
    • Commercial disputes
    • Litigation
    • Regulatory proceedings

    We also have experience in the purchase, sale, and leasing of aircrafts, including aircraft financing.

  • Marine

    We offer legal services for marine clients such as marine insurers, shipping companies, local exporters, and commercial or private vessel owners.

    Services include:

    • Ship collisions
    • Cargo loss claims
    • Personal injury and death claims
    • Marine insurance coverage issues
    • Maritime bankruptcies and insolvencies
    • Ship mortgages
    • Leasing and drafting
    • Review of charterparties
    • Bills of lading
    • Waivers of liability
    • Many other maritime-related commercial documents
  • Motor Carrier/Trucking

    We have a long, successful history of representing members of the trucking industry such as commercial motor carriers, freight forwarders, cargo providers, and insurance interests. We have represented our clients before both the Courts and the Motor Carrier Commission, and we help draft and review documents such as bills of lading, waybills, and carriage-related contracts.

  • Rail

    Our lawyers represent clients for matters relating to contracts of carriage, employment issues, and regulatory compliance. Boughton represents a major North American railroad as well as specialty shippers, passenger rail operators, and other clients associated with the rail industry. We also regularly deal with government agencies such as Transport Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency.