Road transport offences - case studies

The following are examples of our recent work in road transport cases. If you would like to discuss your case without one of our road transport lawyers, please call 0203 816 9274.

1. Our transport lawyers acted for an HGV driver prosecuted for a number of drivers’ hours offences. We were able to demonstrate that the tachograph unit in our client’s vehicle was malfunctioning at material times and that the charts in question were not reliable. Our client was found not guilty after trial.

2. Our specialist road transport lawyers successfully defended four HGV drivers who were prosecuted as part of a multi-handed drivers’ hours/tachograph case. Our clients were amongst a total of 25 defendants prosecuted by DVSA following an investigation into a group of companies.

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3. Stephensons acted for a company called to public inquiry concerning a number of matters. These included multiple convictions for drivers’ hours offences; poor maintenance and annual test history; transport manager’s repute; and insufficient financial standing. We assisted our client in effectively rectifying their affairs before the public inquiry and made representations on the company’s behalf at the hearing. The company retained its Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence.

4. Our transport lawyers acted for an HGV driver prosecuted in the Crown Court for conspiracy to create false tachograph records. The case involved multiple defendants, including drivers, transport managers and company directors. Following a thorough review of the case and the use of a leading expert witness, we were able to negotiate an agreed basis of plea with the prosecution. Our client subsequently avoided a custodial sentence.

5. Stephensons acted for a company called to public inquiry following its application for a Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence. The issue in this case was that one of the directors of the company had served two prison sentences for supplying drugs. We made effective representations to the traffic commissioner and our client’s application was granted in full.

6. Our lawyers acted for an HGV driver who was accused of exceeding the speed limit in an HGV. Following a thorough review of the case, particularly photographic evidence and tachograph records, we were able to establish that our client’s vehicle had not triggered the relevant speed camera. The case was dropped by the prosecution before trial.
 

We're widely accredited for our work - road transport

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  • 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.

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A considerable depth of knowledge in road transport law combined with asking the right questions to better understand the mechanics of our operation and the problems we faced resulted in a successful conclusion.
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