Coach & Bus Transport Law

Coach and bus transport industry operators are subject to a vast array of different rules and regulations in the day-to-day running of their businesses.

From large bus and coach transport companies running all types of bus routes, registered services, commuter services, home to school transport including special needs, private hire and ambulance services, to large and small PSV, private hire and hackney carriage businesses, the world of the road transport operator is fraught with different challenges and complying with the law is one that operators must address in order to stay in business.

Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law solicitors have a wealth of experience of acting for the transportation industry, across the PSV passenger (coach and bus) sector, including advising on best practice and offering compliance “health checks” to ensure your transport business is in tip top shape, as well as representing companies in the criminal courts and at Public Inquiry.

Contact us to discuss the ways in which our transport lawyers can help ensure that your business is compliant with the transport and regulatory laws impacting your business.  Call us now on 01279 818280 where our transport lawyers are waiting to help.

Company & Commercial Law
Benefit from our specialist legal knowledge and experience.
Contractual Disputes
We can assist with the legal challenges of a dispute.
Dealing with Commercial Disputes
We advise and act for transport operators across a range of commercial disputes.
DVSA or Police Investigation
We offer the legal and practical assistance that operators need.
How Up To Date Are Your Terms And Conditions?
We can provide your business with PSV terms of carriage to suit your specific needs.
Licence Applications
Advice and assistance about the PSV road transport licensing regime.
Maintenance Systems
We have many years experience of setting up effective systems for operators.
Operator Compliance
Help and advice with the DVSA’s Operator Compliance Risk Scoring regime.
Operator's Licence Objections
Effective handling of complaints and objections about the location of your operations.
PSV Regulatory Law
We handle and advise our clients on all aspects of PSV regulatory law.
Road Traffic Law and Criminal Offences
We advise and represent operators and their drivers in respect of a wide range of road traffic offences and criminal matters.
Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiry
We prepare operators for Public Inquiries as well as representing them at the hearing.
Working Time Regulations
As a PSV coach and bus operator, you must follow the Working Time Directive & PSV drivers hours rules.
Company Sale or Acquisition
We offer due diligence and other specialist legal services when buying or selling a transport business.
Corporate Manslaughter
With an inherent risk of road traffic accidents for transport operators, we can help protect you if the worst happens.
Driver Licensing
We deal with all aspects of PSV driver licensing.
Health & Safety
We handle all of the legal aspects of health and safety compliance.
Illegal Immigration
A serious issue even for coach operators, but one that can be managed.
Loss of Repute / Director Disqualification
Protecting your company's and directors' position of good repute.
Operating Centres
Help and advice to ensure that your operating centre is legal.
Operator Health Checks
We provide operator health checks to measure the effectiveness of the systems that you operate.
Prosecutions for Serious Offences
We specialise in defending transport operators from prosecution in criminal proceedings.
Public Inquiries
We provide legal counsel and assistance to help you keep your business on the road.
Tachographs – Digital and Analogue
We provide advice to operators on operating both digital and analogue tachographs.
Ensuring regulatory compliance with the management of the hours of work.
Transport Operations
We have extensive experience in advising and representing PSV operators in all aspects of their operations.

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