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Legal Services - Road Transport
Road Haulage & Passenger Transport

Stephensons' has specialist knowledge and expertise in the field of Road Transport Law. Our Road Transport solicitors advise operators of passenger and goods vehicles (LGVs and PCVs). The department appears regularly at courts representing drivers and haulage and passenger service operators in relation to a variety of prosecutions brought by both the police and Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) in the area of road transport law. We also frequently appear at Public Inquiries representing drivers and operator's. Stephensons' also provides a local service to those called to appear at the North West Traffic Commissioner, which is based in Golborne, very close to our offices in Wigan, St Helens and Leigh. However, we have successfully defended operators throughout the UK and are on-hand to offer legal advice and support wherever you are located.

Stephensons' road transport solicitors have a track record of success in achieving results for clients in both the criminal courts and at public inquiry as well as in the recovery of vehicles impounded by VOSA under Regulation 3 of the Goods Vehicles (Enforcement) Regulations 2001. We have secured the return of such vehicles without the need for a public inquiry to be convened as a result of sound preparation and gathering of evidence in support.

Areas of specialism

  • Defence of Traffic Law Prosecution
  • Defence of Environmental Health Prosecution
  • Defence of Health & Safety Prosecution
  • Representation at Public Inquiry
  • VOSA investigations
  • Conditions of carriage
  • Contractual disputes
  • Obtaining and preserving an Operator's Licence
Stephensons - Legal Services the way you want them

Stephensons' also offer its client's a consultancy service for those wishing to take a proactive approach to compliance with operator licensing and road transport law.

Operator Licences - VOSA
Whether you are making an application, looking to change your licence or renew it, our dedicated Road Transport solicitors can assist you with this process. We will advise you regarding the considerations you need to be aware of in terms of assessing the centre you will be operating from, employment of a transport manager and their required accreditations, the cost of making an application and the funds you need to have in place.

We are able to advise on all types of licenses available and ensure that your application is appropriate according to your business requirements. We have experience of applying for and renewing Restricted, Standard National and Standard International Licenses. The type of licence you need will be determined by your business needs in relation to the goods you transport.

Areas of specialism

  • License applications
  • Changes to an operator licence
  • Urgent applications for interim licenses
  • Operator licence reviews
Supporting the Passenger Transport Operator Supporting the Road Haulage Operator

We have successfully assisted many businesses with initial applications as well as renewal and changes to existing Operator Licenses. As a result of using Stephensons' for this legal requirement, you will benefit from more timely results due to using experts in this field of law.

Coverage: Nationwide
Telephone: +44 (0)1942 774345 (DDI)       Fax: +44 (0)1942 774525      
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