Chambers and Partners: ranked nationwide for road transport regulatory. Legal 500: ranked in first tier for Transport in East Anglia.

We deal with all aspects of transport regulatory law, combining legal advice and defence with practical assistance on compliance including audits and training. Head of team, Laura Thomas, sits as a Deputy Traffic Commissioner and was previously a board member for the FTA. Our team uniquely includes Beverley Bell CBE who is the former Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, who offers high level practical advice and assistance on transport issues. By way of legal defence, the team frequently represent companies and individuals in prosecutions brought by the police and DVSA and in Public Inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner. 

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.

 The Legal 500 Top Tier 2019