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Does my van need an Operator’s Licence?

You usually only need an operator’s licence if you operate goods vehicles or public service vehicles over 3.5t; however, as a result of Brexit, from May 2022 the UK is introducing new regulations meaning that certain vans between 2.5t and 3.5t will require an operators’ licence or they could be operating unlawfully.

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DVSA Desk Based Assessments: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Transport Solicitor Chris Powell looks at 5 common mistakes transport companies can make when responding to a DVSA desk based assessment.

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Driver Conduct Hearings and the Traffic Commissioner: What Should You Expect?

Transport Lawyer Chris Powell Powell and trainee solicitor Joanne Derbyshire explain what to expect if you have been called to attend a Driver Conduct Hearing with the Traffic Commissioner.

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Kent Access Permit: A Quick Guide for Transport Companies

Brexit Customs Procedures: The Kent Access Permit is designed to reduce traffic congestion after the brexit transition period.

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HMRC Alcohol, Tobacco and Vehicle Seizures: Getting Your Goods Back

HMRC Alcohol, Tobacco and Vehicle Seizures: Transport Solicitor Chris Powell explains how an importer of excise goods can apply for the return of alcohol, tobacco or vehicles detained by UK customs.

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Webinar recording: Covid-19 Essential Updates for the Transport Industry

Webinar recap: watch the recording of our recent webinar that details the impact of COVID-19 on the transport industry, with practical advice on how to navigate these issues.


Live Updates: The latest coronavirus transport regulation changes

Transport solicitor Chris Powell is providing regular updates to the transport sector on how covid-19 is impacting transport regulation

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How Not to Run a Transport Business

Road transport solicitor Chris Powell considers some of the pitfalls, mistakes, and compliance errors that can lead a transport company to end up before a Public Inquiry hearing with the Traffic Commissioner.

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Concealed Migrants & Haulage Companies : Protecting Against Tragedy

Rotheras Solicitor Chris Powell documents the shocking discovery in Essex concerning concealed migrants and the procedures companies should impliment to avoid heavy fines and such tragedy in future.

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Preventing a Bridge Strike : 5 Steps to Meeting your Legal Responsibilities as a Transport Operator

Rothers solicitor Chris Powell outlines steps Transport Operators should be taking to avoid bridge strikes and meet their legal responsibilities.

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