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Stephensons Solicitors LLP is a full service law firm.

Road Transport Law

At Stephensons our specialist team of road transport and haulage solicitors advise and defend business owners and operators of goods and passenger vehicles. Our solicitors are recognised by the Road Haulage Association and Freight Transport Association and are recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK in this field.

Our solicitors deal with the full range of legal issues faced by operators and drivers alike, with clients ranging from international haulage companies and coach operators to independent owners/drivers. We have excellent working relationships with leading consultants and experts in the transport sector nationwide, so you can rest assured that when instructing Stephensons you will be backed by a wealth of experience and expertise.

Our road transport team regularly attend proceedings before the Traffic Commissions, including Public Inquiries and Driver Conduct Hearings. Our expertise also means we can assist client’s in applying for operator’s licences and those facing regulatory action.

We appear at court representing operators and drivers facing prosecution, by the Police or by VOSA, for the full range of transport offences, including; drivers’ hours offences, operator’s licence offences, overloading, careless and dangerous driving, and offences arising out of fatal collisions. Our solicitors also have specialist experience of defending large-scale conspiracy cases, for example conspiracy to falsify drivers’ hours records.

At Stephensons we also offer fixed price service ‘Carry on Driving’; this unique offering allows business owners and drivers alike access to specialist advice from our regulatory and commercial teams for operator licensing compliance, criminal defence, environmental and health and safety legal issues.

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Area of expertise include:

  • Public Inquiry
  • Operators licence offences
  • Operators licence applications
  • VOSA impounding
  • Tachograph offences – drivers’ hours
  • Clandestine entrants
  • Fatal collisions
  • Contractual disputes

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