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SBC Conduct First-Ever Virtual Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry - April 2020

 Simon Clarke acted for the Applicant in the first-ever virtual Public Inquiry, held this morning over MS Teams conferencing technology. Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney (West of England) presided over the application for a Standard International Licence, with documents forwarded by email for consideration at the PI. All participants joined the […]

Multiple Clandestine Entrants Civil Penalty Successes for SBC - March 2020

SBC HAVE MORE PENALTIES CANCELLED Our Turkish haulage client’s £1600 penalty CANCELLED!! And their driver’s penalty was reduced from £1600 to £204. CALL SBC or use the ‘Ask a Question’ box on our website if you have penalties issued against you for clandestine entrants – SBC’s expert team has an […]

Operator at Risk of Revocation – Restricted Licence Surrendered and Standard National Licence Granted - March 2020

Helen Newbold, barrister, represented this coach company at Public Inquiry after they were called in for failing to meet the undertakings and standard requirements on a restricted licence. The operator had been unable to demonstrate the main occupation requirements for a significant period of time and failed to notify the […]

Licence Granted As Applied for Despite Concerns about Fronting - March 2020

This applicant, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer, was the wife of a director of a family firm that had gone crashing into liquidation with massive debts. She had seen that a portion of the business was still extremely profitable and bought some of the assets from the Administrator.  She answered […]

Successful Appeal to the Upper Tribunal! - March 2020

Laura Newton successfully represented a company and its director on appeal to the Upper Tribunal. The Operator had appeared unrepresented at Public Inquiry and the Traffic Commissioner, amongst other action, disqualified the director and company for a period of 3 years. This was appealed on the basis that the Traffic […]

Scaffolding Company Keeps licence After Breach of Undertaking and Failure to Communicate with the Traffic Commssioner - March 2020

This company, represented by barrister Helen Newbold, was called into Public Inquiry after failing to meet an undertaking with regards to financial standing imposed on a newly granted licence. The Traffic Commissioner was concerned that despite a considerable number of letters and emails from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner […]

DVSA Drop Criminal Case Without Driver Having to Attend Court - March 2020

Laura and Martin worked represented a driver who had been charged making a false tachograph record. We acted quickly to obtain evidence to support the driver’s defence and present this to DVSA prior to the first hearing. The case was discontinued prior without the driver having to attend Court.

Licence Granted at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry Despite Previous Revocation. - March 2020

Laura Newton, transport solicitor, represented an Operator at Public Inquiry relating to a new application for a Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence. The Operator had previously held an Operator’s licence where there was a failure to notify changes in management and ultimately a revocation for a number of breaches of undertakings. […]

Operator Over Reliant on Poor Quality Transport Consultant Nearly Loses Licence at Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry - March 2020

The Operator in this case, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, was operating under an exemption which was withdrawn. He applied for a restricted Operator’s licence and realised a few months after the grant that he was not coping with compliance. He contacted a Transport Consultant who took […]

Financial Standing Problems Lead to Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry - March 2020

A horrible falling out between two directors led to a situation where one of the directors left the company but refused to give up his directorship. The remaining director did not dare correct a financial standing shortfall as he feared that the money would be immediately withdrawn as both directors […]

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