MOT disciplinary - nominated testers & authorised examiners

Being investigated and receiving a disciplinary letter for your conduct concerning MOT testing can be extremely stressful, our road transport solicitors understand this. We have a team that operates on a nationwide basis and can assist you as nominated testers (NT) and authorised examiners (AE) facing potential disciplinary action.

Part of the DVSA’s remit is to investigate those responsible for providing MOT tests. Disciplinary cases for nominated testers and authorised examiners are handled by a case review team. Investigations can arise if a member of the public has reported a centre or garage. However, there are other scenarios which may lead to an investigation, including:

  • A vehicle being examined by the DVSA that has recently been passed which is subsequently examined and considered defective
  • A mystery shopper being sent and the test observed
  • A vehicle sent for test with defects that are not identified by the tester
  • Undercover surveillance of a site

Our specialist solicitors have the knowledge and experience to assist you if you are being investigated, call us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

 

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MOT disciplinary outcomes

If there is sufficient evidence an NT or AE will be sent a contemplated disciplinary letter. It is vital that you take swift action on receipt of this as you only have 15 days to respond. We can review the evidence and make the best possible response to the matters outlined in the letter. This must be done in writing and our Transport and Regulatory team have experience in making such representations in the tight timescales afforded.

What are the possible outcomes:

  • Recommended further training
  • No further action
  • Advisory warning
  • Formal warning
  • Short term cessation (28 days)
  • Full term cessation (2 or 5 years for NTs, 5 years for AEs)

We can advise you on the possible outcome as this is based on a points system. Appointing expert solicitors in this field may help you in terms of avoiding cessation. For guidance on the MOT disciplinary process call our specialist solicitors on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

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