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Backhouse Jones Ltd

James Backhouse

Clitheroe, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Transport: Road: Regulatory
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James Backhouse enjoys an excellent reputation in the sector for his deep public inquiry experience and wide-ranging regulatory expertise. He represents clients in court and tribunals, and has extensive experience handling issues relating to the application and protection of operator licences. He also advises on issues such as load security and bus reliability.
"James is recognised as a fountain of knowledge, he is really up to speed and knows his stuff." "He is one of the best transport legal experts, he knows the subject inside out and he knows the industry. He gives good, clear, concise advice."
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Practice Areas

Commercial transport law including defending prosecutions brought by the Vehicle Inspectorate, Police and Trading Standards, Environment Agency, Health & Safety Executive. Operators and vocational licensing including public inquiries involving tachograph, environmental, maintenance and financial issues, health and safety and environmental protection issues including transportation of radioactive goods. Has lectured on references to the European Courts of Justice and involved in two such references to the ECJ. Experience before VAT & Duties Tribunal including the rebated diesel cases. Advises members of the Road Haulage Association, Confederation of Passenger Transport and Freight Transport Association. Has specific experience in road transport aspects of passenger vehicle operation. Has advised government appointed consultants regarding new regulations for motorway management and is widely respected as an authority on drivers’ hours, driver training and working time issues.

Professional Memberships

The Law Society, Practice membership of the RHA, FTA, CPT and Portable Sanitation Europe.

Publications

Contributes articles to various transport journals on all aspects of compliance with transport law and provides regular answers to readers' questions in the transport press.

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James Backhouse

Backhouse Jones Ltd

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