Operator's licence applications

Whether you are making an application for a new operator’s licence, or applying to vary an existing licence, our road transport solicitors can assist. For advice from one of our specialist operator's licence lawyers, please call us on 0203 816 9274.

Our specialist road transport solicitors can advise you on the fundamental considerations for an operator’s licence, for example 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.

Our specialist lawyers can also draw upon widespread experience of public inquiries and can advise on whether issues with your application are likely to raise concerns within the relevant office of the traffic commissioner. We can advise on what steps can be taken to avoid being ultimately called to public inquiry, or what should be done to prepare for a public inquiry if this appears to be inevitable.

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Our experience

We can assist with all types of licences and will ensure that your application is appropriate according to your business requirements. We have experience of applying for, varying and renewing restricted, standard national and standard international licences for a variety of different businesses within the transport sector.

Areas of specialism

  • New applications for operator’s licences
  • Applications for variation of existing licences
  • Making urgent applications for interim licences
  • Reviewing existing Licences for compliance purposes

For specialist advice and assistance with all aspects of operator licensing, please feel free to call one of our road transport lawyers on 0203 816 9274.

We're widely accredited for our work - road transport

  • FTA Member
  • Chambers
  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our road transport team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

Memberships & accreditations

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