A recent Upper Tribunal case shows that failure to communicate with the Traffic Commissioner’s office can have severe consequences, even though the transport manager finally provided a copy of the certificate.
The European court has given a preliminary ruling on whether there is an obligation to install and use a tachograph when a vehicle is being used for the non commercial carriage of goods, particularly taking a rally car to circuits.
VOSA have recently issued a best practice guide for operators in the van industry. In the introduction, the Senior Traffic Commissioner, Mrs Bell, states that it has recently become clear that many vans and their drivers are not as safe as they should be and she encourages them to read the VOSA publication and seek specialist advice.
As a transport lawyer, I offer advice and representation to those involved in the road haulage industry and to motorists facing prosecutions for motoring offences.
Having practiced with two large firms, I wanted to find a different way of working for clients which focused on a personal service tailored to their business needs but without the distractions, pressures and expense of working in a traditional law practice.
I therefore decided in 2008 to set up my own niche practice to bring to clients the benefit of my expertise and show that there is a different way of providing high quality legal services.