Specialist Haulage Advice Legal Fees and Costs
When your driving or operator’s licence is at risk then your livelihood is at risk. We provide a range of services tailor made for professional drivers and fleet operators.
We will work with you to identify whether you have legal expenses insurance cover to pay for the advice and representation you need to protect your interests.
Where no insurance cover is available we will work with you to agree a fee structure which you can afford and gets you access to the level of service you expect.
Our services include:
- Defending Tachograph and Driving Hours prosecutions – These offences can result in both a prosecution before the magistrate’s court and an appearance before the Traffic Commissioner. Obtaining early advice is essential to help you get the best outcome and safeguard your licence.
- Driver conduct hearings – We can agree a fixed fee to prepare and attend a hearing with you.
- Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiry – A request to attend a Public Inquiry is a serious matter for any operator or transport manager. As soon as you become aware that you are at risk of an inquiry you should call us immediately. The earlier you prepare for an inquiry the greater the prospects of success. We will work with you to make sure costs are fair and transparent from the outset.
- Health and Safety advice and representation – Recent reforms have increased the penalties imposed for breaches of Health and Safety legislation. You will need specialist advice and representation to navigate your way through a Health and Safety investigation and prosecution. We can combine our Health and Safety and Haulage experience to give you the advice and representation you need.
Legal Expenses Insurance
We provide advice and representation under legal expenses insurance. We are generally happy to work with the insurer at their specific rates without seeking any additional top-up fee.