Fortune Manning is the leading transport law firm in New Zealand. Our association with the transport industry dates back over 40 years. We are specialist in all areas of transport and advise on all legal issues affecting the transport sector.

The transport law team provides legal advice to transport operators including transport companies, fleet operators, owner drivers, employed drivers, couriers and taxi proprietors.

We provide advice on all legal issues arising in the operation of a transport service. We also act for National Road Carriers, New Zealand’s leading transport industry association and provide advice to their members. We have advised international companies coming into New Zealand on compliance and contract issues including drafting the terms of trade, health and safety, employment, immigration, tax, and company structuring.

We are involved in the transport industry on the ground and are able to provide our clients with practical advice as members of the industry. We advise some major transport organisations, and frequently conduct seminars and training on the legal issues facing the transport sector. Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Contracts;
  • Policy advice;
  • Arbitration;
  • Owner driver contracts;
  • Licensing;
  • Carriage of Goods Act;
  • Employment;
  • Personal grievances;
  • Civil disputes including debt collecting.


We regularly attend court throughout New Zealand defending transport operators charged with breaches of the Road User Charges Act, Transport Act, Land Transport Act, Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations and other relevant legislatio