Expert Legal Advisers to the Road Transport
Industry for over 35 Years

Richard Wadkin

Richard has over 30 years’ experience of conducting legal work in the road and passenger transport sectors. His practice involves advising operators and individuals in relation to proceedings they face in the courts or before traffic commissioners and in advising on systems and procedures to avoid action being taken against them in the first place. This involves:

  • Advising and representing operators, transport managers and drivers in public inquiries, driver conduct hearings and on appeals.
  • Advising in relation to investigations by the police or DVSA.
  • Managing interviews under caution.
  • Representation before the courts (Magistrates’ and Crown Courts).
  • Compliance advisory and prevention work.

Richard’s experience and expertise in the sector has been recognised in the legal directories for many years.

Recent entries in Chambers and Partners:

Richard Wadkin … provides advice and advocacy to clients in the road transport industry facing public inquiries and criminal prosecution. Sources say “He is a very good lawyer – completely unflappable, and absolutely brilliant at preparing a case. He can see the bigger picture as well as the detail.”

Richard Wadkin … is well regarded for his road regulatory practice and his representation of clients before the courts and the Traffic Commissioners. Clients say: “He’s extraordinarily organised, unflappable, and efficient.”

Richard Wadkin has deep experience in court proceedings and at public inquiries on road traffic cases. He is especially adept at representing drivers and companies in the waste removal services, and also advises on non-contentious compliance matters.

Richard Wadkin has extensive experience representing clients at public inquiries, with notable expertise in matters concerning operator licences. He also advises clients subject to DVSA investigations and criminal prosecutions in relation to road traffic accidents. “Richard was very clear and thorough from the outset. He was available at all times and was extremely helpful. He was fantastic and corresponded with us every step of the way.”