Formed in 1982, Ward International has been providing legal advice, consultancy services and
training to both the HGV and PSV sectors for many years using highly qualified, experienced
consultants with real like knowledge of the transport industry.

If you require either a Goods Vehicle or Public Service Vehicle Operators Licence, or are
experiencing problems with an existing licence, then look no further.

With over 25 years experience we thoroughly understand the ‘O’ Licensing process and procedure,
which can be arduous and complex as well as frustrating and exasperating at times!  We can work
on your behalf to obtain a new licence or to make major variations to an existing licence.

We also offer a licence administration service for many of our clients following grant.

If difficulties occur you will value our wealth of experience and our honesty.  The Traffic
Commissioner may call you to a Public Inquiry to examine certain aspects of your operations –
this can be a daunting experience and the traffic area office will recommend you seek specialist
assistance ………… which is where we come in.

There are many companies and solicitors firms who will charge you well in excess of £1000, often a
lot more, for Public Inquiry representation.  Our fees rarely exceed £1000, are usually well below that
figure and will be agreed with you beforehand with no hidden extras.  Moreover, we will happily
discuss your case initially free of charge and if we consider that it can be dealt with by you
personally then we will tell you so!

If you wish to appeal a Public Inquiry decision we have licensed access to appoint Counsel and will
work with Chambers to put together and present the appeal on your behalf in the Upper Court.

If you are already operating vehicles then you will know that VOSA can visit at any time, often
unannounced, to carry out an inspection of your vehicles and records.  As a new operator with a
new Operators Licence you can be assured of a visit within the first 12 months of your licence
being granted.

An unsatisfactory report can lead to action being taken against your licence, usually involving
an appearance at Public Inquiry.

We can visit your premises to carry out a full compliance audit to VOSA standards – this
demonstrates to the Traffic Commissioners that you have taken a pro-active approach.  We help
to ensure your records and systems are compliant and provide recommendations for the future.

We have many clients who have an annual audit or who choose to have an audit at times of change,
for example when new staff comes on board.  Audits can be combined with training allowing a tailor
made package to be put together to suit your requirements.

Our other services include:

  • Road traffic accident investigation and report
  • Expert witness services
  • Digital tachograph training courses
  • Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive training
  • MOT Testing Station auditing
  • Magistrates  Court assistance in conjunction with road transport expert solicitors
  • Driver CPC Periodic Training – JAUPT approved