Mark has represented operators, transport managers and finance companies in hearings held by Traffic Commissioners. He is able to advise hauliers directly who are applying for a licence or are facing a public inquiry arising out of concerns over conduct or road worthiness. Mark is able to bring his extensive experience of dealing with planning applications to assist in contested applications for operating centres.
Mark is able to represent approved driving instructors and trainee instructors when appealing to the General Regulatory Tribunal against decisions made by the Registrar of Approved Driving Instructors.
Mark has represented Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle drivers in the Magistrates' and Crown Courts.
Mark has represented numerous clients for Road Traffic Offences, from speeding cases through to cases of death by dangerous driving. He is aware of the potentially serious impact that such cases have upon clients and their families.
Mark regularly advises hauliers in relation to incidents where Border Force have become involved at points of entry into the United Kingdom.
Mark is a member of the Association of Road Transport Lawyers.
Examples of typical cases include:
- Defended a motorist charged with causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drugs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-42583579
- Successfully represented a transport manager who had been disqualified indefinitely so she could regain her good repute.
- Advised a European Haulage Company concerning problems encountered when Border Force seized a lorry that was carrying controlled drugs that had probably been hidden by a driver who was not an employee.
- R. v. L.: (Defence): Represented L who was accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving to three cyclists with a potential sentence of 3-5 years. He was acquitted at trial and convicted of driving without care and attention and was sentenced to a fine and a period of disqualification. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14477556/Aston Martin driver who
- Advised a European Haulage Company concerning problems encountered when Border Force seized a lorry that was carrying a clandestine entrant.
- Successfully represented a bus company that had to appear before a Traffic Commissioner accused of fronting, an inadequate maintenance regime, lack of financial standing and an invisible transport manager.
- Successfully represented a finance company whose vehicle had been impounded after it was being misused by the company that had lease purchased it. Bristol TC.