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Transport Manager Public Inquiries

At Rotheras we have years of experience representing Transport Managers called to Public Inquiry by the Traffic Commissioner. Because of this, we understand how harmful losing your good repute can be to your reputation and your livelihood. Our specialist transport lawyers leave no stone unturned to protect your good repute and your professional competence.

We offer free initial consultations and fixed fees.

Reasons to be called to a Transport Manager Public Inquiry

The Traffic Commissioner can call you to a Public Inquiry if they have concerns that you:

  • are not meeting your duties as a Transport Manager
  • are a Transport Manager “in name only”
  • have criminal convictions
  • have misled the DVSA or Traffic Commissioner
  • are not keeping your vehicles fit and roadworthy
  • have failed to identify and act on drivers hours offences
  • are applying to lift a period of disqualification

The Traffic Commissioner can decide to hold a combined Inquiry for both a Transport Manager and an operator. In addition they can choose to hold driver conduct hearings at the same time.

Any Inquiry will usually follow a DVSA compliance investigation.

Public Inquiry Outcomes

The Traffic Commissioners have the power to decide that you are no longer of good repute and/or are no longer professionally competent.  If this happens you will be unable to continue as a transport manager. In addition, the Commissioner can ban you from being a Transport Manager for a period of time.

How we Can Help

At Rotheras our specialist transport solicitors will:

  • meet with you to discuss your case
  • advise you on what you can do to improve your prospects at Inquiry
  • liaise with the DVSA and Traffic Commissioner’s Office on your behalf
  • represent you at your Public Inquiry hearing

Finally, for more information speak to one of our transport and Public Inquiry solicitors on 01159106218 or email

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This was my first experience using a solicitor, something I felt quite daunted about. Rotheras (Greg and Petra) put me at ease and were very helpful.

Mollie Fish

Posted 01/27/2020

Last year I experienced a car accident, as a front seat passenger. I put forward a personal injury claim with Rotheras. From start to finish, my claim has been dealt with efficiently and professionally, and I have always felt my best interests were considered. All communications were made via letter or email to inform me of all further updates. My claim has now come to an end and I am very happy with the overall outcome. I would recommend Rotheras for their service.

Samya Green

Posted 02/04/2020

We cannot recommend Chris Powell of Rotheras more highly. Mr Powell demonstrated the upmost professionalism with a high level of knowledge of the area for which he was representing us. Anyone needing representation/advice regarding the area of haulage will find that Chris Powell and Rotheras are the best choice.

Karen Walker

Posted 02/04/2020

Claim dealt with efficiently and to a satisfactory conclusion. Wayne Vickers visited me at home initially and explained everything thoroughly. Professional service throughout. Recommended

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Anton Balkitis

Anton Balkitis

Anton Balkitis leads the Transport Law team and is a nationally recognised Transport and Motoring Law specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Olivia Maginn

Olivia Maginn

Olivia Maginn is a transport and motoring law specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Transport Solicitor

Chris Powell

Chris Powell is an associate solicitor at Rotheras, specialising in road transport law and motorist defence. He advises and represents haulage and PSV operator licence holders and drivers on all road transport regulatory matters.

Hardeep Chumber

Hardeep Chumber

Hardeep Chumber is a paralegal in Rotheras Motoring and Transport department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw is a paralegal in Rotheras Transport department and is based at our Lace Market office.

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