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COVID-19: Road transport operator update 05/05/20

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COVID-19: Road transport operator update

Many ‘normal’ rules have had to be re-visited due to the COVID-19 situation so that fleets can continue to operate. This has been done in a variety of ways: by changing the law, by relaxing enforcement and by permitting greater flexibility in the way operations are conducted.

Tim Ridyard will host this webinar update covering changes that have taken place over the last few weeks and in particular new Traffic Commissioner guidance intended to assist operators facing problems caused in the current climate such as financial problems, absent transport managers or maintenance issues.

Dave Richardson, Ashtons Legal CRM Manager, will co-host this webinar by compiling any questions you may have for Tim.

About Tim Ridyard

Tim is a Partner at Ashtons Legal and specialises in road transport regulatory law. He assists goods and passenger operators, not least in the area of operator licensing, drivers’ hours, construction and use, maintenance, driver conduct and compliance.

He regularly represents operators and transport managers at Traffic Commissioner public inquiries as well as in the Magistrates’ Crown and Crown Court.

His casework includes cases such as those brought by Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Trading Standards, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency, police and local government, amongst others Tim is able to represent clients in all criminal courts through his Higher Rights (Criminal) qualification.

Tim is a well-known and frequent contributor of legal updates and comment in the road transport commercial press and legal journals.

Tim is National Rank 1 Road Transport Regulatory Lawyer: Chambers & Partners Guide and is also named as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT).