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Don’t take our word for it! Here’s a number of testimonials from our clients about Keep Me On The Road  – Road Transport, Regulatory Law and Motoring Offence Solicitors:


‘I recently used Anton to defend me on my speeding case. It was going to be a difficult one having argued exceptional hardship twice in the last 18 months. Anton put together a novel argument outlining the impact of a driving ban on television production companies and charitable organisations with which I work. The court accepted the argument and I escaped a driving ban. When it comes to driving offences, as a professional motorcycle racer and lorry driver I would not hesitate to recommend Anton and his team.’ – Guy Martin, Road Racer, Engine Builder, Professional Pistonhead and Star of film and TV, Lincolnshire

‘Just a quick note to thank you for your help. As you are aware my guys do thousands of miles in attempting to help veterans…so not only have you saved this guy’s licence but you might have saved a life or two as well. I cannot thank you enough for the professional and friendly way you dealt with this matter. I think that you are a star.’ – Jim Davidson OBE, CEO Care After Combat

‘I have worked with Anton on numerous occasions and find his dedication and commitment to his profession outstanding. He has an in depth knowledge of the industry and an unquestionable ability to apply his legal knowledge to real operational situations. Anton’s ability to work closely with the business under pressure is a key skill and I have no hesitation in recommending him. – John Matthews, Head Of UK Fleet & Procurement MSOE MIRTE EngTech at Norbert Dentressangle, Northampton

‘On product knowledge, they are on top of their game i.e extensive knowledge of road transport law & a constant willingness to help.’ – Chris Ruane, Public Authority Development Officer at The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport 

‘I’d like to say that Anton represented us at a Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry and did a fantastic job in helping us prepare. He also secured the best possible outcome with only a formal warning for the company and our driver. I can certainly recommend his services.” – Dan Fordham, Danfords Construction Equipment Ltd

‘Right from the first meeting with Laura she made me feel comfortable about a negative situation. I had been worrying about my licence and she had put a lot of hope in me over the months leading up to the court date. She was always there to call in case of any questions and explained everything in a simple way. Laura was brilliant, she spoke so well and I would trust her on any case-a real professional! Thank you once again Laura, me and my family are really happy with the result I got.’ – Zack Harrison

‘It’s a daunting experience to arrive to unfamiliar circumstances and surroundings when entering the Magistrates Courts. Olivia Maginn was there to welcome us and explain the process. She was extremely pleasant moreover and took the situation into her own hands; consequently, for me as a parent , I can’t tell you how helpful this was on such a stressful day for the family.Olivia was extremely well prepared and very professional in handling the case for us, I’m very sure that without this support, that my son would be looking at a completely different outcome from the Magistrates.Many thanks to Olivia for the support both leading up to and during the Case proceedings.’ – Nigel Greaves

‘We’ve used Anton and Rothera Sharp for many years and are always delighted with the clear, calm and sound advice. With Anton you’re always in good hands.’ –  Lucie Oglesby, Pykett Bros. Haulage

‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help and support over a very difficult period. Anton and the team guided us through the investigation and inquest with empathy and expert legal help and we would like to thank Rothera Sharp for their understanding and professionalism.’ –  Mr & Mrs M Charles 

‘I’m very happy with the outcome of my case.  Big thanks to Georgina and Anton. I had excellent service from everyone I dealt with.  They always kept me in the picture as the case progressed and on the day of court I got the best possible outcome. Many thanks to you.’– Nick Wakelam

‘Just a quick thank you to you and your team for all your hard work. We won the case so I’m very grateful for your hard work and very sound advice, without it I would be in a real mess, so again thank you.’ – Chris Smith

‘I cannot thank you enough for your excellent advice and service – first class service and first class result – I’m extremely happy. Thanks very much to you and your team’ – Jeanette Cheetham

“You are doing a great job and I really appreciate all you did for me.  I received a very professional service from Georgina.  Anton was thoroughly prepared and presented my case most eloquently.  I would fully recommend your services”. – Mr S K

‘I contacted Rothera Sharp after being requested to attend court due to a driving offence. I dealt directly with Georgina Geddes by phone and email. Her regular updates, advice and requests for information, made the process as straight forward as it could have been. On the day, my barrister was well prepared with the relevant and accurate information to make a successful case of exceptional hardship. Thank you to Georgina and to Rothera Sharp.’ – M. Brookes

‘I just want to say thank you for all your help and support the last few months and I can’t thank Georgina and Anton enough for the outcome. It was a pleasure speaking to you both and I really do appreciate everything you have done.’– Ms C Houghton

‘Laura, thank you. I wish to say that your service and help was excellent ! If I will have any friends in similar situation in the near future then you can be sure that I will send them directly to you.’ – Jack Niedzwiecki

“From the very first call I made to Rothera Sharp I was reassured and felt in capable, sympathetic and professional hands with Laura and Anton. Their support and calm advice was really helpful. The court told me that I had been ‘excellently represented by my solicitor’ and it is true. Anton, your representation really was excellent and the court’s compliment was most well deserved. Thank you both so much” – Ms M Marinoni

‘I couldn’t have been happier and more pleased with the highly professional skills and caring approach that Anton showed when he represented me in Court. Thank you for your support, experience and professionalism’.  – Mr J Rawstron 

‘I found Laura and Anton related to me on a very human level and were always very reassuring with any concerns I had during what was a very threatening and worrying time. They really listened and put forward a good exceptional hardship case in court, which enabled me to keep my driving licence. I would definitely recommend them as they are clearly very knowledgeable and experienced in this field.’ – Joanne Dures-Coffey

‘Just a short note to say many thanks for your help and assistance with my court case.  I am, of course, very pleased and relieved with the outcome.  Regardless, however, I feel that you personally and your Company researched the case well, did everything necessary to achieve the result and were extremely diligent.  The advice given was well presented, well thought out and knowledgeable.  The potential outcomes were also explained in detail and I was made very clear as to my position. I would most definitely recommend yourself and your Company and I certainly know where to come if I need any legal advice in the future. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have your represent me. Thanks again for all your help and assistance.’ – Steve Allen

‘As a professional driver I was directed to Anton by my employer. Anton and Georgina helped secure an unbelievable result for me, beyond what should have been possible in the circumstances after I was charged with a very serious motoring offence. Georgina was amazing and kept me and my family well informed and up to date during a very difficult and stressful time with us, patiently answering any questions we had and explaining everything in a simple and easy to understand way. I am extremely grateful to them for this.’ – Mr Paul Russell

‘I must congratulate you on the very professional manner in which you considered all aspects of the case. I am very aware that without your professionalism the outcome could have been different.’

‘I would highly recommend this solicitor firm. They took my case on 3 days before the court hearing and I had a 5 hour drive to get there. They basically sorted everything out before the court date so I didn’t have to attend and all charges where dropped. Thank you very much to Laura Newton and the firm for the great result.’

‘Just want to say a huge thank you to you all for your assistance with my case and to Anton for representing me so well this afternoon. The decision, 6 penalty points and no driving disqualification was a brilliant result.’ – Chris Pearce

‘I was very satisfied with the way that Rothera Sharp handled my case. Efficient professional service throughout from Georgina and thank you to Anton for representing me so well in court. As transport lawyers they certainly know their industry.’ –  Mr J Robbins

‘Thanks so much to Olivia Maginn and the Team who did a great job dealing with my son’s case. Olivia was successful in achieving a short discretionary driving ban to avoid what could have been a much more serious outcome for my son and his career.’ – Kim Swinfield

‘Rothera Sharp were more than helpful when assisting me with my case. They took off a lot of stress from my part and handled everything very professionally. I will use them again in the future should I have any other legal matters that need dealing with.’ – Wade Short

‘Laura at Rothera Sharp used her expertise to prevent our son being convicted of a motoring offence that he did not commit. She guided us through every step; and although the police did pass it to the CPS and the courts she successfully had the case withdrawn. It cost us about 10-15% of what the fine and two years increase in insurance premium would have been and it was worth every penny.’ – Graeme

‘I thought it was only right for me to express my gratitude to Anton and the team for a fantastic job well done. I was in dire straights but Anton got an excellent outcome for me at court and so I’m happy to give this testimonial to the fact you are in the best of hands with him and the lawyers at Rothera Sharp.’ – Mr B Garside

‘I owe you a huge thank you for helping me keep my driving licence. I found your relaxed and professional manner very reassuring throughout our meetings and through my hearing. Your preparations and advice was very balanced and I was grateful to you for realistic clarity on what outcomes were likely and best suited our case. Whilst I hope I don’t not need to come see you again I expect it would be a very pleasant, well managed, experience.’ – Chris Morral

‘I wanted to write to say how grateful I was to you for your help and support with my recent issue. You dealt with me personally with the utmost professionalism.  I was incredibly grateful to have you by my side.’ – Rose Bedford

‘I found Laura Newton to be extremely helpful and professional at all times, I am almost certain that I could not have resolved my case with out her expertise! I would highly recommend this firm of solicitors to any one! Once again thank you.’ – Luke Rodriguez

‘Thank you for your support and advice. The outcome of my court hearing was the best I could have hoped for, thank you for putting everything so professionally, you did a great job!’ – Mr Stuart East

‘I found myself in big trouble in a legal issue that I had no experience with. As a poetic public speaker with a tendency for romantic grandiloquence, I knew that I needed someone to represent me to present substantive and pertinent facts in court. From the outset Georgina and Olivia made me feel at ease with the entire process, and my outcome in court was worth ten times the fee. I hope to never need their services again, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use Rothera Sharp if the circumstances arose.’ – Mr Waleed

‘Olivia did a great job. I was really happy with the outcome of my case and really grateful to her for everything both in court and in preparation for my hearing. I am sure that without her I would have faced a 56 day driving ban so I am really pleased with the result in the circumstances’ – Paul Fryer

‘I cannot praise highly enough the efficient team at Rothera Sharp. Georgina was an absolute pleasure to deal with, putting me at ease and on that basis I was happy to instruct. Anton represented me putting forward everything in a succinct and professional manner and helping me achieve the right result. Thank you.’ – Mrs V Rowley

‘Olivia was so helpful and she did an amazing job with my case. I am really happy with the outcome. Thank you Olivia you were brilliant!’ – Preditah-Grime Music Composer

‘I was impressed by the quiet, calm efficiency of Anton in guiding me through what was a stressful and alien environment and can only say that compared to what might have been, the outcome was better than I dreamed possible.’ – Martin King

‘Overall service from Anton was simply fantastic. I am so glad I instructed Rothera Sharp to help with the case!’ – Ms L Pollock

‘I contacted Anton Balkitis at Rothera Sharp to help with a prosecution. I was amazed at how quickly Anton was able to get my case called on and would just like to say thanks for all your hard work in getting a great outcome for me. Much appreciated!’ – Parwen Nagar

‘I was represented by Laura from Rothera Sharp before the Court to deal with a motoring offence. She was excellent from start to finish providing a flexible and professional experienced approach.  She was able to help me avoid a disqualification which was a great relief as I rely on my licence for work. I was pleased with the service I received and would recommend her to family and friends.’ – Mr Ashforth

‘Rothera Sharp helped us to get penalties for carrying clandestine entrants substantially reduced. We would not hesitate to recommend their services in dealing with the UK Border Force.’ – Franciso Munoz, Car Volum, Valencia

‘Thanks for your help Laura in having my speeding prosecution discontinued.  I’ll certainly recommend you to friends’ Mrs Burnett

‘I faced trial for a speeding offence. Laura represented me and had the prosecution discontinued prior to trial which was a great relief’ – Mr Hirst

‘Laura was a great help with a tricky Operating Licence issue . She was able to liaise directly with all concerned to produce a positive outcome for which I am very grateful.’ – Tony Foster, Foster Logistics

‘You and your practise were extremely professional throughout this process. Particular thanks to you  for your help in securing such an excellent outcome.’ – Stephen Morgan

‘Anton’s persistence helped secure our operator’s licence. His representation at public inquiry and help throughout was exceptional. The service was worth every penny!’ – Susan Briggs, Rapid Travel Ltd

‘A second to none advocacy service from Anton secured a great outcome for my case. They were courteous and most efficient to deal with. I am so glad I contacted them’ – Richard McKeown

‘I was delighted with the representation that Anton provided and I would have lost my licence without his help! Thank you also to Laura for her exemplary service’ – Mrs J H

‘I was represented by Laura at trial for a traffic offence and thanks to Laura was found not guilty.  I was extremely grateful for all her advice and assistance throughout and would not hesitate to recommend her services’ – Rachel Bell

‘With Olivia’s expert advice, Lorraine’s detailed preparation and Anton’s clear representation at court, the team at Rothera Sharp were able to keep me on the roads! I would not hesitate to recommend their services in any motoring offences case’ – Alex Vinall

“Without the conscientious and professional service from Laura on my speeding case I would not have got the positive outcome I received . I am very grateful to Laura and the very professional support I received from the firm”. – Charlton Wells

‘Laura represented me in relation to a charge of drink driving and had the prosecution withdrawn at the very first hearing, I would have no hesitation to recommend her.’ – Mr Morgan

‘I would like to say ‘thank you’ for all the help you gave me in court on the verge of my licence being revoked.  You did a good job and I could not have done it without you. To keep my licence was remarkable. Thank you very much.’ – Wayne Kennedy

‘Laura represented me for a high level speeding offence before the Court. She was able to persuade the Court not to disqualify me which was a great outcome. I really appreciated the support and I’m glad things went so well’ – Jack Fielder

‘Laura represented me in an application for early return of my driving licence. She helped make sure that the Judge understood my current circumstances and present my case thoroughly. I am now able to drive a year sooner than otherwise would be the case. I would recommend Laura to friends and family’ – Anonymous

‘Just a quick email to thank you for your efforts last week and the way you dealt with the hearing. You were spot on with your advice’ – S Allcock, Rogers Spencer

‘May I take this opportunity  to thank you for your help and support through this terrible time. Your expertise, patience and understanding were a massive help and I really could not have got through this without you. Many thanks and best wishes.’ – Ms Hill

‘Laura represented me at Court and was able to provide me with helpful advice and secure a positive outcome. I was pleased with the professional service I received and would recommend her to family and friends. I much appreciated that she was easy to talk to and communicate with.’ – Mrs Stringer

‘Laura drafted a statement of mitigation on my behalf in relation to a hearing before the Traffic Commissioner, I was really pleased with the outcome of the case and would recommend using this service’ – Mr SC

‘We were called to a public inquiry regarding our O Licence and I instructed Anton to represent before the Traffic Commissioner. Anton was able to safeguard the licence and is very knowledgeable in road transport law. I would always recommend his help on transport matters’ – Mick Moody, Moody International Refrigeration Ltd   

‘I faced prosecution for failing to provide details of a driver to police. Laura represented me at trial and I was found not guilty which was a great relief as I rely upon my licence for work and would have faced penalty points and a disqualification if I was convicted.’ – Ryan Muir

‘Thank you very much for helping me keep my licence. It has come as a massive relief after what has been a stressful few weeks’ – Peter Ewin

‘Anton represented at the Magistrates Court and got an excellent outcome for us. At all times the service was professional and I can heartily recommend Anton as an advocate’ – Sarah Longden

‘I instructed Anton Balkitis to assist in obtaining an Operator’s Licence for my Company. The Team knew what the Traffic Commissioner wanted and Anton made detailed representations on my behalf to secure the grant of my Operator’s Licence. I can highly recommend Rothera Sharp concerning issues with the Traffic Commissioner’s Office.’ – Nigel Haines, Phil Haines Coaches Ltd

‘Your service throughout has been efficient, courteous and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend to any of my family, friends and acquaintances.’ – Robert Ball, Technical Author

‘Anton did a fantastic job and handled my case in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend him and the team at Rothera Dowson.’ – Sam Sehmi, Sehmi Engineers

‘The Police were going to interview under caution with a view to prosecution but Anton persuaded them to take no further action. I have never had the need for motoring solicitors before but if I or someone else that I know ever needs this in the future, I will absolutely recommend your services. Thank you very much for all that you have done.’ – Mrs V Hinton, Office Manager

‘Anton obtained an excellent result getting the charge dropped; needless to say both our employee and Head of HR are very happy with the outcome, many thanks indeed!’ – R Marshall-Rowan

‘I was assisted with driving matters by Laura who helped to secure a good result. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to family and friends.’ – Mr R Lepora

‘I highly recommend efficient, proactive and highly competent Mr Balkitis and his excellent team of skilled legal experts that support our Company in the UK’ – Frederic Giustetti, Vice President of Operations, Transfreight Automotive Logistics Europe

‘From the outset Miss Maginn answered all my questions in a concise and definitive way that ultimately gave me the confidence I needed to deal with my position. Throughout the process I never felt alone. Miss Maginn was able to persuade the Court to deal with me in a very lenient manner and ultimately I am now able to put the matter behind me and get on with my life.’ – Mr Courtney Dubois-Gay

‘I would like to extend my sincere thanks for your recent representation at Derby Magistrates Court. From the very start your firm “got it right”.  Laura Newton gave honest and accurate legal advice, a direct contact number and an estimated cost.  Other firms failed to return calls, had no one to give advice and were no competition to your initial service. Then, thanks to your confident presentation in Court, I received a superb result that enabled me to continue driving.  All in all I have been completely satisfied with your service. Thank you.’ – Mr V Legaye

‘I just wanted to thank you for your hard work on my case, for your very professional help and getting me a good result.’ – Lee Marsden

When it comes to solicitors that specialise in motoring I cannot speak highly enough of Rothera Sharp. Anton’s attention to detail and professionalism is truly first class and the support from Georgina and the team helped us through a stressful process. The successful outcome was in no small part due to their experience in this field, many thanks. – Mr S W Begnor

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If you need help with a Traffic Commissioner’s operator licensing public inquiry (we regularly act for goods and passenger service vehicle operators and their drivers), or if you are a motorist or professional driver of any kind (we also deal with all road traffic law or motoring offences), please contact us.  Call 0800 046 3066