Recent changes in the law and the transfer of responsibility for licenses from the Courts to local authorities have in many ways increased the complexity of Licensing Law. The very detailed procedural requirements can pose tricky questions for the licensee, and if he or she gets the answer wrong, the consequences can be extremely serious.
We can supply the answers. Many licensees feel less apprehensive about appearing before a local authority licensing panel than before a magistrate’s court. But even those proceedings are not without their complications and there can be times when the experienced lawyer is required for these apparently simple matters.
The transport industry has been increasingly regulated in recent years. New legislation from both Brussels and Westminster has made it ever more difficult for the operator to be confident of running within the law. The constantly expanding volume of legislation makes it all too easy to fall foul of the law, even if quite unintentionally.
Areas of work include:
- Compliance advice
- Commercial road traffic offences
- Working time
- Traffic commissioner hearings
- Haulier representation