Appeal of Graeme Robertson

Stephen represented the DVSA in an Appeal by Mr Robertson at the Upper Tribunal sitting in Scotland. Mr Robertson owned a vehicle that at was being operated by a third party whose Operator Licence was revoked. He argued that the Traffic Commissioner was wrong to find there was a high degree of fault as he was misled by the Operator into believing that he held an Operator Licence. DVSA argued that the use of a vehicle without a Licence put the public at risk.  Amomgst other things two independent people had advised Mr Robertson that there was a problem with the Operator's licence. Mr Robertson failed to make enquiries of DVSA and for a period of 3 months after the Operator's licence was revoked the vehicle was used without a licence. The Upper Tribunal found there was a high degree of fault and agreed with DVSA that the vehicle should remain impounded and sold.