Legal 500: ranked in first tier for Transport in East Anglia.

Chambers and Partners: ranked nationwide for road transport regulatory.

We deal with all aspects of transport regulation and frequently represent companies and individuals in prosecutions brought by the police and DVSA and in Public Inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner. We also advise operators on issues relating to their operator licence undertakings.

Head of team, Laura Thomas, sits as a Deputy Traffic Commissioner and was previously a board member for the FTA.

We also, uniquely, have a transport consultant in the team who formerly worked for DVSA and offers practical advice and audits.

Recent cases for the team include:

  • representing an individual in a multi-handed tachograph case which included significant legal and evidential argument
  • representing a haulier at public inquiry applying for a new operator licence following revocation of their previous licence by the Traffic Commissioner
  • representing a multiple licence holder in respect of a wide ranging public inquiry covering all licences
  • representing a PSV driver who fatally injured a pedestrian.

Top Ranked Chambers UK 2017  Top Tier Legal 500 2016

Clients of Birketts LLP praise its ‘thoughtful, carefully crafted and well-reasoned’ advice.

Legal 500 UK 2016