Application for Operator's Licence

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Whether you are making a new application for an operator’s licence, or are applying to vary an existing licence, our road transport solicitors can assist.

According to the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Report in 2014-15, 80% of applications for operator’s licences were incomplete or did not meet the criteria. Mistakes can be costly and can result in applications being refused or delayed. In serious cases operators can face prosecution or serious regulatory sanction.  

We can guide you through the application process to minimise the chances of being called in to a Public Inquiry unnecessarily. If unavoidable, we will support you through any Public Inquiry and ensure that your application and supporting evidence is presented effectively to ensure it is given the best possible chance of success. 

We can assist with all licence types and offer advice regarding the following licence criteria:

  • Advertising requirements for applications and proposed operating centres
  • Application fees
  • Financial standing 
  • Maintenance arrangements for safety inspections and vehicle repairs
  • Operating centres
  • Previous licence history
  • Transport manager arrangements.  

Areas of specialism

  • Interim or urgent applications for licences
  • New operator licence applications 
  • Variations of existing licences

For more information on Applications for Operator Licences and how we can help, please contact our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Team on 01279 755777. 

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