Transport Department

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What the team is known for Established practice with broad expertise in road regulatory matters. Frequently represents clients at public inquiries as well as in criminal proceedings before the Traffic Commissioners, magistrates' court and Crown Court. Also adept at advising on regulatory compliance concerns such as licence applications. Acts for a number of commercial vehicle operators and logistics companies. Noted for its capacity to advise clients in relation to cases involving environmental offences.

Strengths Sources say: “Rotheras is a highly professional firm with excellent customer care skills.”

One client reports: "My first port of call is Rotheras because of their knowledge base and professionalism.”

Another notes: "They are prompt at responding and make us feel like we are their only client."

Work highlights Represented a haulage company in a preliminary hearing with the Traffic Commissioner, concerning a number of bridge strike incidents involving its vehicles.

Notable practitioners

Anton Balkitis
leads the transport team at the firm and has substantial experience acting for commercial goods hauliers and other transport operators. He advises on a range of contentious issues including operator licence, maintenance and tachograph matters, with a wealth of experience acting in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners.
"Anton is a highly informed and personable lawyer."

Chris Powell
focuses his practice on road transport issues, regularly representing haulage, transport and logistics companies. He has considerable experience in regulatory matters involving operator licences and compliance failings, as well as more serious criminal investigations relating to fraud.
“Chris is excellent. He was very responsive and set out the case with expertise and clarity.” "Chris is knowledgeable and approachable.”