Specialist Transport Solicitors
Our specialist team of transport solicitors have a wealth of experience of advising operators in both the passenger and goods sectors.
As an operator, you will be aware that there is a wide-ranging and complex set of rules governing the running of your business. Our dedicated team of transport solicitors are available to provide advice and assistance to local and national hauliers of all sizes.
With offices across the UK, we are able to give legal representation and advice on transport law for businesses, drivers and transport managers across the country. Our expertise in dealing with numerous different cases mean that we are able to assist in all aspects of the regulatory framework.
Our experience in transport law includes:
- Making applications for Operators Licences or variations to existing licenses;
- Defending DVSA enforcement action;
- Representing you at driver conduct hearings;
- Representing you at public inquiries before the Office of the Transport Commissioner.
- Defending allegations of tachograph related offences.
For a free initial consultation over the telephone with one of our transport solicitors, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Roberts on 0845 216 2000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to call you back.
If you’re looking for more information online regarding transport investigations, read our comprehensive frequently asked questions transport guide.
There are a number of reasons that a Public Inquiry could be called before the Traffic Commissioner. These include considerations in granting an Operators License application, disciplinary action and assessment of financial standing of Operators.
In the event that you are called to appear in an inquirt, it is essential that you get in touch with one of our expert transport solicitors for legal advice as soon as you can.
Operator’s License Applications
Richard Nelson LLP’s transport solicitors are able to advise you in respect of applications for new Operators Licenses and applications to make amendments to an existing licence. If these applications are not put together correctly there is the possibility that they will be refused or that a Public Inquiry will be called. To avoid this eventually, we recommend getting in touch with us to obtain expert legal advice from the outset.
There will be circumstances where your vehicles are stopped and various infringements have been found either in respect of the vehicle, the load carried, or possibly in respect of the tachographs held by the driver. Sometimes these infringements are dealt with by way of prohibition or fixed penalty notice but at other times, they can lead to prosecution in the Courts by the DVSA.
If you find yourself in receipt of a summons to appear at a Magistrates Court in respect of action taken by the DVSA, you should contact us immediately for advice from our transport solicitors in how best to proceed. Our expert team of transport solicitors are experienced at representing drivers and operators before the Magistrates Court.
Driver Conduct Hearings
A Traffic Commissioner can call a driver to a Driver Conduct Hearing in order to consider taking regulatory action against their vocational licence, often as a result of some kind of offence or relevant conviction committed by the driver. These hearings can also be called to evaluate a candidate’s suitability for a vocational licence. Get in touch with our transport team if you have been called to a Driver Conduct Hearing for any reason.
Contacting our Transport Solicitors
For a free initial consultation over the telephone with one of our transport lawyers, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Roberts by;
- Requesting a free call back using the form on the right and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to call you back.
- Phone us during office hours on 0845 216 2000
Who Can Help You?
What we do...
Our transport lawyers can provide expert advice to you and your business in relation to transport law issues, Public Inquiries and appearances before the Traffic Commissioner, including: