A case involving termination by the Traffic Commissioner of an operator’s licence due to non payment of renewal fees has recently been heard by the Upper Tribunal, where the operator appears to have been misled by the dates specified on the operator’s licence.
As part of the Government’s incentive to reduce the burden on small businesses, it is proposing to change the maximum length of time between which an operator must take a download from the digital tachograph.
There has been an increase in the amount of finance required for the holders and applicants for standard licences, reflecting a slight increase in the amounts needs. The revised figures are £7400 for the first vehicle and £4100 for each subsequent vehicle, applying from 1.1.14.
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.