Mr Barkley* was prosecuted by DVSA for using a goods vehicle without an Operator’s Licence and without using Tachograph Equipment. He claimed that as a Showman he was entitled to rely upon the exemption within the legislation.

He was taken to the Magistrates’ Court for trial before the District Judge. We showed evidence to the Court that the driver was a Showman and that the vehicle was specially adapted to be used to transport funfair equipment. The District Judge found Mr Barkley not guilty. DVSA did not agree with the decision and appealed to the High Court. We put forward the same arguments and the High Court agreed that DVSA should not have prosecuted our driver and that he was exempt from the requirements.

“We have expertise in Operator Licence and Tachograph Legislation and we were able to present very technical evidence to the Court to avoid Mr Barkley being convicted. Please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help with representing you.”

Anton Balkitis, Transport Solicitor
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*Names have been changed to protect the identity of our clients