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.

Our Transport Services

Experienced in representing transport businesses & professionals

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 means 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 0333 888 4040 or by emailing 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.

Public Inquiries

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 inquiry, 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.

Our offerings

Transport Law Services.

To learn more about how our transport solicitors can help you, click on one of the services below. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch to discuss your case with us.

  • Public Inquiries

    In the event that you’re called to appear in a public inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner, contact one of our transport solicitors to receive expert advice.

  • Traffic Commissioner Driver Conduct Hearings

    Our lawyers can make representations on your behalf in the event that you have been called to a Driver Conduct Hearing with a view to avoiding or minimising any suspension.

  • Operators License Applications

    Richard Nelson LLP can help you with the whole process of an operator license application, from determining the right type to helping you with a public inquiry.

  • Appeals Against the Traffic Commissioner

    If you are unhappy with the decision of the Traffic Commissioner, our transport solicitors can help you go through the appeals process.

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