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Restricted Licence Holder Retains Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The Operator in this matter, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, was called in after an unsatisfactory Traffic Examiner’s report. The Operator had been purporting to operate under a number of exemptions, had an unimpressive MOT failure rate and a large number of prohibitions including some with “S” […]

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No Action Taken Against Transport Manager at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The Transport Manager was called into Public Inquiry where he was represented by Barrister, Harry Bowyer. His company had been subject to an unsatisfactory DVSA inspection and were also before the Traffic Commissioner. The Company had also instructed competent Transport Solicitors and a first rate Transport Consultant and had audited […]

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Change of Entity, Use of Unlicensed Driver – Operator Granted New Restricted Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The operator in this matter, represented at Public Inquiry by Barrister, Harry Bowyer, had changed his entity from a partnership to a limited company on the advice of his accountant. He had assumed, incorrectly, that the licence would be transferrable to the new entity. In this he was sadly mistaken […]

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PSV Operator Keeps Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This operator, represented at Public Inquiry by Harry Bowyer, had a number of difficulties. They had been using an unauthorised operating centre and were suspected of using more vehicles than were covered by their authorisation. The Transport Manager, whilst knowledgeable, had little practical experience and the directors fell far short […]

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Large Restricted Licence Operator Keeps Licence After Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The Operator in this matter, represented at Public Inquiry by Harry Bowyer, had a number of Restricted Licences in a number of Traffic Areas. The business had grown and those who were thought to be looking after the Transport side of things were not. Inevitably when the business came to […]

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Applicant Allowed to Keep Interim Licence Despite Having no Transport Manager and Insufficient Financial Standing.

Specialist Transport Lawyer Martin Smith represented an applicant for a Standard National Licence. His proposed nominated transport manager had been less than honest about his previous history and the money which the director of the applicant company had borrowed to show financial standing had been repaid! After hearing Martin’s submissions […]

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Managed Revocation Keeps Operator in The Industry

It was plain that the Operator in this case was in difficulties. He and his family were operating three separate companies, each with its own Operator’s Licence. The Companies had become hopelessly enmeshed with each other and it had become obvious to the Office of the Traffic Commissioner that they […]

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PSV Operator Allowed to Keep Contract Services Running Despite Suspension at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry!

Specialist Transport Barrister Helen Newbold represented this operator at Public Inquiry after he was called in when a driver failed to stop for the DVSA when requested. A subsequent DVSA visit identified issues surrounding drivers hours, in particular Working Time Directive recording and breaches, maintenance and driver reporting. The Operator […]

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“Fronting” Concerns Allayed at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

The Operator in this case, represented by Barrister Harry Bowyer, had his application for an Operator’s Licence referred to a Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry. The problems arose because the Transport Manager had been on a previous licence after it had been revoked and this had not been declared on the […]

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Failure to Supervise Incompetent Transport Manager Nearly Leads to Loss of Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry

This Operator was called into a Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry owing to a string of prohibitions and an unsatisfactory DVSA visit which indicated a poor maintenance regime and a slovenly attitude to daily defect inspections. At Public Inquiry the Operator was represented by Barrister Harry Bowyer. Whilst it was quite […]

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