Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Transport Law

News 2nd February 2023
Tim Akers

Tim Akers Successfully Represents Prominent National Operator at Preliminary Hearing

At a Preliminary Hearing before the Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East, Tim represented a well-known operator who had been called up after receiving multiple Prohibition Notices and a concerning DVSA maintenance report. After considering the evidence at the hearing and the submissions made on behalf of the operator, the Commissioner decided there […]

News 26th January 2023
Tim Akers

Tim Akers obtains decision of No Further Action after Traffic Commissioner’s Insolvency Concerns

At a Public Inquiry before the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, Tim represented the national arm of a global supply chain management company. The company was called to Inquiry after the Traffic Commissioner raised concerns over the fact that a director had been involved in numerous companies that had become insolvent. Tim […]

News 19th January 2023
Tim Akers

Tim Akers achieves Formal Warning for Operator with Systemic Failures to Comply with its Licence Undertakings

At a recent Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East, Tim represented a multi-million pound resource and waste management company for a number of alleged regulatory failings, including a systemic failure to declare road traffic offences committed by company employees. Despite a real risk of revocation of the O-Licence, Tim […]

News, Blog 30th December 2022
Mark Ruffell

Senior Traffic Commissioner clarifies the relationship between the number of vehicles specified on an Operator’s Licence and the number of vehicles held and used

On 12 December 2022, The Senior Traffic Commissioner published important proposed changes to the Statutory Guidance. The changes are currently out for consultation, and the consultation itself closes on 16 January 2023. Of significance are the proposals to amend Statutory Document No. 0, ‘Introduction to Operating Licensing’ and Statutory Document No. 4, which covers Operating […]

News 1st September 2022

Pump Court Chambers Shortlisted at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to have been recognised and shortlisted for ‘Client Service Set of the Year’ at this year’s upcoming Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. The shortlists are a result of extensive objective research by over 200 analysts. The lists reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work and excellence in […]

News 13th December 2021

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

We will be operating with reduced hours over the festive period. Our Chambers Christmas and New Year opening hours are as follows:- Thursday 23rd December – 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Friday 24th December – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Saturday 25th December – closed Sunday 26th December – closed Monday 27th December – closed […]

News 1st November 2021

Pupillage Fair 2021

Pump Court Chambers were pleased to have been able to participate in Bar Council Pupillage Fair on 16 October 2021. Free of charge and held entirely online, the Pupillage Fair attracted almost a thousand students and prospective pupils keen to know more about starting a career at the Bar. Joining 84 other chambers and organisations, […]

News 26th October 2021

Ed Wylde joins chambers

Chambers is pleased to welcome Ed Wylde to Pump Court following successful completion of his specialist criminal pupillage under the supervision of Peter Asteris and Thomas Wilkins.Ed was called to the Bar 2018 and accepts instructions across the full spectrum of criminal law matters having appeared on behalf of the prosecution and defence in the Crown […]

News 12th April 2020
Antonia Ford

A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce the publication of ‘A Practical Guide to The Pre-Action RTA Claims Protocol for Personal Injury Lawyers’, by Antonia Ford. The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (the Protocol) provides a streamlined process for the handling of personal injury claims valued between £1000 […]

News 17th March 2020
Tim Akers

Tim Akers secures conviction following fatal crash

After a week long-trial at Winchester Crown Court involving the presentation of a variety of technical and scientific evidence, Tim Akers (Prosecuting), successfully secured the conviction of a Defendant for two offences of causing death by dangerous driving on the A34 at Bullington Cross. At the conclusion of the trial, the Defendant was sentenced to […]

News 1st April 2019

Alejandra Llorente Tascon joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has joined chambers following successful completion of her third six pupillage. Alejandra is building a specialist criminal practise appearing regularly in the Crown Court on behalf of the Defence and the Prosecution. She is regularly instructed in a wide range of offences including serious violence, […]

News 3rd September 2018
Mark Ruffell

Driving instructor allowed to continue working after using mobile

Mark Ruffell has successfully appealed on behalf of a Driving Instructor who had been declared to be not a fit and proper person to be an instructor following receiving 6 penalty points for using his mobile telephone whilst instructing. The Registrar of Driving Instructors ordinarily seeks to remove an instructor from the register of approved […]

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