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Transport Solicitors

At Langleys we offer expert transport advice and representation for operators of HGVs (and Public Service Vehicles) with respect to all aspects of the operator licence regime.

For example, we can:

  • Advise and assist with applications for Operator Licences
  • Represent you at Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner (TC)
  • Deal with appeals against TC decisions to the Upper Tribunal
  • Represent you at magistrates’ court or crown court
  • Advise you generally in respect of the potential civil and criminal liabilities

The haulage industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the UK and our transport solicitor services are here to help. Every day your vehicles are at risk of being stopped and checked by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA). You need to be confident that you have systems in place to ensure that the vehicles are free from defects which could lead to a Prohibition Notice being issued, that they are loaded correctly and that the driver is taking the correct breaks and not exceeding driving limits.

Operators License

If your business runs heavy goods vehicles (anything bigger than a Transit Van) then you will hold an Operator’s Licence.

An Operator’s Licence is not like a driving licence, you cannot tuck it in a drawer and forget about it until you are asked to produce it. Your operator’s licence can be revoked if you do not demonstrate continuous and effective management of the day-to-day operation of your vehicles.

General Motoring Offences

As well as the specific focus on HGVs / PSVs we also have significant experience in advising in respect of all general motoring offences from speeding to drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

York Transport Solicitor

David Chant has 15 years’ transport solicitor experience advising transport clients from independent owner / operators to significant international haulage companies. He has appeared before Traffic Commissioners all over the UK at more than 300 Public Inquiries and has presented a number of successful appeals to the Upper Tribunal. He has been named as an Associate to Watch in the Chambers & Partners Legal Directory and is listed in the Legal 500.

Contact Us

David Chant


01904 683095



"Associate solicitor David Chant leads the team at Langleys Solicitors LLP, which acts for clients in the rail and road transport sectors."

Legal 500, 2015