Archive: Driver Conduct Hearings
Starting Point of 6 month Suspension of Driver’s HGV Licence Reduced to 8 weeks Following Driving Without a Card on 6 Occasions.
This Driver, represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, was called before the Traffic Commissioner following 6 offences of driving without a card. On 4 occasions, the Driver had manually inputted ‘break’ over this driving time in an attempt to cover the offence. Millicent was able to present mitigation on the Driver’s […]
Driver Convicted of Being Drunk in Charge of Vehicle Retains his Vocational Licence with a Formal Warning at Driver Conduct Hearing
Barrister, Helen Newbold, represented this driver who was appearing before the traffic commissioner having been convicted of being in charge of a motor vehicle while his alcohol level was over the legal limit. After his conviction in the magistrates’ court of excess alcohol whilst in the driver’s seat of his […]
Barrister. Helen Newbold, represented this driver at his driver conduct hearing following a bridge strike during which his vehicle became wedged. The Traffic Commissioners’ starting point for such an incident is a revocation of their professional licence and a 6 month disqualification. Conjoined with a hearing for the operator Helen […]
Helen Newbold, Barrister, represented this driver who was called in front of the Traffic Commissioner following a bridge strike on a Network Rail bridge. The Traffic Commissioners’ starting point for such an incident is a revocation of their professional licence and a 6 month disqualification. Taking the driver through the […]
This driver was called to a Driver Conduct Hearing following a totting up disqualification. The Driver was represented by Millicent Dooher, who made an application for this to be heard as soon as possible due to the expiry of the totting up disqualification. The Traffic Commissioner agreed to deal […]
A driver was called before the Traffic Commissioner following a bridge strike whilst driving their LGV. Represented by Lisa Lyden-Cowan, the driver gave their explanation and mitigation was put forward to the Traffic Commissioner on the driver’s behalf. The Statutory Guidance indicates the starting point for a bridge strike is […]
Driver Escapes with 2 Week Suspension for Use of a mobile phone whilst driving and speeding in a commercial vehicle
A driver who had one conviction for using a mobile phone whilst driving their personal car and one conviction for speeding in a commercial vehicle was called to a driver conduct hearing facing a starting point of a 6 weeks’ suspension to their vocational licence. Represented by Lisa Lyden-Cowan, the […]
This driver, represented before the Traffic Commissioner by barrister, Millicent Dooher, was facing, according to the guidelines, at least a 12-month disqualification and revocation of his vocational entitlements for 10 offences of making a false record by removing his tachograph card whilst driving. This driver was also before the Traffic […]
SBC Represent Ten Drivers at Driver Conduct Hearing – All Dealt with Below Recommended Starting Point.
SBC were approached to represent ten drivers from the same company who were to be dealt with at a Driver Conduct Hearing for assorted tachograph breaches including card pulling. Barristers Helen Newbold and Millicent Dooher represented the drivers, many of whom were looking at long suspensions or revocation of their […]
Our solicitor, Laura Newton, attended a Driver Conduct Hearing with a driver who had been involved in a bridge strike whilst driving a HGV. The Statutory document indicates that drivers can expect to be called to a hearing with a Licence revocation and 6 month disqualification. In this case, the […]