Transport Manager Public Inquiries
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 email@example.com.
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"Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.
Chambers UK, 2018
Anton Balkitis frequently represents the operators of both goods and passenger vehicles in court proceedings. Clients remark: "He has a commercial understanding of real-life issues and will always provide a balanced view
Chambers UK, 2019
Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.
Chambers UK, 2018
Chris Powell at Rotheras was recommended to us by a trusted associate within the Transport Industry; without doubt we wouldn’t have had the excellent outcome we did without his and his team’s involvement. The level of professionalism, expert advice and assistance was faultless; we felt reassured and well informed throughout the whole process. It was a pleasure to do business with him and would highly recommend his services!
Julian Brindley - John Brindley Ltd
The team at Rotheras, and Mr Powell in particular, have provided us with an outstanding service. We are extremely grateful for the help and support they gave us in dealing with issues relating to our transport operations and our goods vehicle operators licence. Mr Powell was professional, knowledgable, efficient and effective. He quickly understood our business and the problem we had. He responded with sensible advice and acted quickly on our behalf to resolve the matter. I cannot thank him enough for his help and I would recommend Mr Powell, and the Rotheras team, without hesitation. I am extremely grateful for the help they gave us.
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Anton has substantial experience acting for commercial goods hauliers and other transport operators. He advises on a range of contentious issues including operator licence, maintenance and tachograph matters, with a wealth of experience acting in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners."Anton is a highly informed and personable lawyer.
Chambers UK, 2020
Chris Powell focuses his practice on road transport issues, regularly representing haulage, transport and logistics companies. He has considerable experience in regulatory matters involving operator licences and compliance failings, as well as more serious criminal investigations relating to fraud.
Chambers UK, 2020
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Anton Balkitis leads the Transport Law team and is a nationally recognised Transport and Motoring Law specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Natalie is an Employment Law specialist with over 10 years’ experience representing both businesses and individuals across a range of employment services including settlement agreements, discrimination, dismissals and redundancy.
Olivia Maginn is a transport and motoring law specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Chris Powell is a senior associate solicitor at Rotheras, specialising in road transport law and motorist defence. He advises and represents haulage and PSV operator licence holders, Transport Managers and drivers on all road transport regulatory matters.
Lindsey is a Chartered Legal Executive and Paralegal based in our transport and motorist offence department.
Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues and is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements
Lauryn Wright is a paralegal in Rotheras’ Transport and Motoring department and is based at our Head Office in the Lace Market.