Called to a Traffic Commissioner’s Public Inquiry at Golborne or Warrington? Speak to a transport lawyer today

Our Public Inquiry solicitors have been representing operators at Traffic Commissioner hearings at Golborne and Warrington for many years. A great many of our clients are based across the North West of England Traffic Area, and we appear as advocates at Public Inquiries, driver conduct hearings, and preliminary hearings.

Once instructed our proactive team work closely with you to repair compliance failings. We understand that there are many reasons why an operator can be called to an Inquiry, and these include:

  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Roadside prohibitions and fixed penalties
  • Unsatisfactory DVSA visit reports
  • Tachograph and drivers hours infringements
  • Not having sufficient financial standing to operate your fleet

We have many years of experience representing at Golborne and Warrington, and so we know what to look for and can offer expert advice. Call us on 01159106218 or email


Existing licence holders

If you are an existing O licence holder the Traffic Commissioner will expect you to bring your records to the Inquiry. These typically will include your maintenance records and drivers hours analysis records. In addition, the Commissioner will want to see your training and disciplinary records. The Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner will want to review these to check for problems.


New Applicants for an operator’s licence

If you are applying for a new operator’s licence, you will have to bring a different set of records to the Inquiry. These will include details of your proposed maintenance systems, but also information on how you will comply with the laws on drivers hours.

Both existing and new licence holders will have to be able to demonstrate financial standing. Typically this will involve bringing bank account records and financial statements to your hearing in Golborne or Warrington.



The Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England is based at:

Suite 4
Stone Cross Place
Stone Cross Lane


The North West of England Traffic Area includes Greater Manchester and Merseyside as well as Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire and Lancashire. In addition, it includes the districts of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Derby City, Halton and Warrington.


Our Clients

Our clients come from all corners of the road transport industry, and include:

  • Standard, International, and Restricted operator licence holders
  • Goods vehicle and general haulage operators
  • PSV, bus and coach businesses
  • Agricultural hauliers, scaffolders and waste management firms
  • Transport managers and professional drivers

If you have been called to a Public Inquiry at Warrington / Golborne, speak to one of our team today. Contact 01159106218 for a free initial consultation, or you can email us at: