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We’re Recruiting: Transport Regulatory Solicitor

Transport Regulatory Solicitor

Due to expansion an excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified Solicitor to join our Transport department. We are looking for an ambitious individual with prior regulatory and criminal law experience who is keen to develop their career and gain expertise in a new area of privately funded regulatory law.

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Rebecca Emeleus
Rebecca Emeleus
Family Partner & Head of Talent & Resourcing

Join our team – Transport Regulatory Solicitor

Do you have a background in criminal, transport or regulatory law?  

Are you 1 to 3 years PQE?  

Are you looking to develop your career and gain expertise in a new area of privately funded regulatory law? 

We have a fantastic training and development opportunity for a qualified solicitor to join us at Rotheras and to become an integral part of a progressive firm which creates careers that are both enjoyable and challenging.   

About Us  

Rotheras’ Transport Department are a major name in the provision of legal services in the East Midlands and nationwide and are highly regarded by Transport operators across the sector. We specialise in: 

  • Representing transport companies and professional drivers at regulatory hearings before the Traffic Commissioner; 
  • Advising and representing companies and individuals undergoing investigation by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA); 
  • Providing bespoke transport regulatory and operator licensing advice; 
  • Representing businesses and individuals prosecuted in the criminal courts by the DVSA; 
  • Advising on cross-border transport matters including clandestine entrant civil penalties and vehicle seizures. 

We also represent private individuals prosecuted in the criminal courts for motoring offences and conduct prosecutions. 

Our clients include: 

  • Leading multinational haulage and logistics companies; 
  • Goods vehicle and passenger transport operator licence holders; 
  • Transport Managers and professional drivers; 
  • Private motorists. 

You will be joining a team which has a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of Transport matters and providing outstanding and proactive client service.   

What are we looking for in a Transport Solicitor at Rotheras?  

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join our Transport team. 

The ideal candidate would have prior regulatory and criminal law experience representing companies and individuals undergoing investigation and prosecution. 

This position might also suit candidates from a criminal law background who are keen to develop their career and gain expertise in a specialist and privately-funded area of regulatory law.  

Skills and attributes: 

  • Confident appearing as advocate in a diverse range of court and tribunal hearings; 
  • Comfortable advising and presenting to companies at board-level; 
  • Experienced in handling complex caseloads under pressure; 
  • Proficient in preparing court bundles; 
  • Highly organised and focused, with proficiency in accurately reviewing company and compliance records; 
  • Comfortable travelling nationwide to visit clients and to attend court hearings; 
  • Must have a passion for business development, including writing articles, presenting to industry bodies, and developing referral relationships; 
  • Exceptional written, spoken, presentational and communication skills; 
  • A proven track record of meeting deadlines and targets; 
  • Strong IT skills with experience of using Microsoft Office 365; 
  • Self-motivated and expressing a keen interest in self-development; 
  • Excellent client care and building relationships with colleagues, third parties and counsel; 
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills. 

What we offer  

In return for your drive and hard work we will support your ideas, learning and career progression at all stages of your journey. We offer the potential to work in a flexible way and we offer a competitive salary in addition to:  

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Generous holiday allowance  
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee Assistance programme  
  • Cycle to work 
  • Nottingham BID card, discounts in shops and restaurants 
  • Active social committee  

Training and support will be provided, and the successful candidate will be expected to take on responsibility at an early stage. 


This position is available on either a permanent or an initial fixed term contract depending upon prior experience. If a fixed term contract is offered, we would expect that this would develop into a permanent contract subject to the candidate demonstrating suitability and aptitude for the role. 

If you are up for the challenge and would like to be part of the team, please apply stating how you meet the criteria in a personal statement totalling no more than 1250 words along with your CV to both Rebecca Emeleus, and Chris Powell,  

We’re serious about our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and we have a number of staff incentives and schemes to empower our staff and recognise their achievements, find out more here. As a firm we have been recognised for our commitment to staff development and community partnership work, through a number of awards and nominations. Sustainable working is also at the core of our firm ethos and we invite all of staff to get involved in this process.

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