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Chambers and Partners Legal Directory

“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, including financial standing and licence applications. Acts for a number of major commercial vehicle operators and logistics companies. Noted for its capacity to advise clients in relation to cases involving immigration and environmental offences. Clients remark: “The team is very knowledgeable and well versed in their specialist area. The service is good value and the advice is always clear” and “They are really generous with their time and have a wealth of knowledge in their area.” Chambers 2019

“Anton Balkitis heads the firm’s road transport regulatory team. He advises both domestic and international operators on a range of compliance matters. Clients describe him as “extremely knowledgeable on all matters of road transport law,” adding that “he always has time to discuss and go the extra mile.” Chambers 2018

“A very efficient and personable team which is proactive in providing updates on legal changes and the ramifications faced by the industry.” Chambers 2017

“They did a very good job and everyone came out happy.”  Chambers 2017

Anton Balkitis represents national and international goods and passenger service vehicle operators on a wide variety of road transport law matters. One impressed client reports: “He is very legally knowledgeable and has the commercial understanding to ensure we make the right decision that will work for our business.”  Chambers 2017

‘Clients point to Anton Balkitis, First ranked in Chambers UK 2007, as “a first port of call” for road regulatory matters and add that “his representation in court was exemplary.’ Chambers 2016

‘Advises commercial operators, professional drivers and private motorists, and is a panel solicitor for the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association.’ Chambers 2015

‘Very approachable and communicative, which helps immensely when dealing with a diverse range of people and business scenarios.’ Chambers 2014

‘He is highly thought of as a great choice of counsel in defending allegations of regulatory and criminal breaches. He can be relied upon for his “excellent service,” according to highly satisfied clients.’ Chambers 2013

‘…has first-class knowledge, not only of the law but also of the industry. This gives him a great advantage when interpreting our needs and advising us on the best way to achieve a successful outcome.’ Chambers 2012

‘He wins praise for the thoroughness of his research and the absolute dedication he shows to clients.’ Chambers 2011

‘helpful, prompt and knowledgeable on all aspects of transport”…and “…eloquent in helping to mitigate liability, and clearly knows what he is doing.’ Chambers 2010

The Legal 500 United Kingdom

‘In a major highlight, the group acted for an operator in an appeal against the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) regarding a charge of failing to use a tachograph and operating a goods vehicle without an operator’s licence. The team also successfully represented a driver in an appeal to the Magistrate’s Court after his vocational licence had been revoked indefinitely after a driver conduct hearing in light of previous prosecutions for environmental offences, obtaining reinstatement of the licence.’ Legal 500 2018

‘Demonstrating a ‘high understanding of client business requirements’… provides ‘superior service’ to clients dealing with public inquiries, prosecutions and appeals of court judgments as well as challenging the decisions of the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.’ Legal 500 2017

‘The‘‘exceptional’ department is particularly renowned for assisting commercial vehicle operators on a wide spectrum of transport law related issues such as civil penalties, prosecutions and traffic commissioner public inquiries. Anton Balkitis and Olivia Maginn come highly recommended.’ Legal 500 2016

‘Comprehensive knowledge of the road haulage industry’. ‘Anton Balkitis is lauded for his ‘exemplary’ representation of clients, and in-house counsel Olivia Maginn is also recommended.’ Legal 500 2015

‘Industry knowledge is at the highest level.’ ‘Extremely knowledgeable…very impressive’ Legal 500 2014

‘First class knowledge, not only of the law but also of the industry.’ Legal 500 2013

‘…has ‘first-class knowledge of the industry’; “excellent” Legal 500 2012

”Probably the most experienced transport firm in the country”. Anton has “a wealth of experience on all aspects of transport law and has achieved excellent results for his clients in regulatory investigations and prosecutions” Legal 500 2011

The firm is “…a ‘first-choice’ practice” for Road Transport Law Legal 500 2010