About us

Why choose Road Transport Lawyers?

  • RESULTS FOR OPERATORS AND DRIVERS
    We respect that both operators and drivers are integral to keep the wheels turning and strive for the best outcomes...
  • PERSONAL APPROACH WITH PROVEN RESULTS
    Your matter will be personally managed by David King-Christopher who specialises in and has great results in all types of...
  • A WHOLE OF BUSINESS APPROACH
    Advice provided to clients balances court room outcomes with the realities of operating a transport business in a heavily regulated...
  • SATISFIED CLIENTS
    Testament to the depth of knowledge within the business, highly developed negotiating and advocacy skills for the best outcome, clients...

 

 

Yes. We work in a heavily regulated industry

The Road Transport Industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in Australia.  Road Transport Lawyers (RTL) assists operators and drivers to navigate and comply to the complex regulation framework of Road Transport Law and to fully understand your rights when presented with a regulatory or legal situation.

For drivers, Road Transport Lawyers brings the courtroom to the driver and driver’s workplace to highlight obligations and penalties most likely to find their way into a court, from either at fault of driver or where operator is charged for a driver act or omission.

For operators Road Transport Lawyers continuously review policies and procedures from court rulings and test cases in Road Transport Law, to keep them ‘live, relevant and purposeful’; incorporate changes to work practices, allocator’s practices and schedulers to ensure compliance with Chain of Responsibility obligations; and finally provide all encompassing business practices advice relevant to the road transport industry, including contracts and requisite insurance coverage.

Key Principles

COMMITMENT

to Chain of Responsibility laws and compliance

IMMEDIATE CRISIS MANAGEMENT

and containment of collateral damage from loss of customers

IMPARTIAL AND INDEPENDENT

advice when confronted with a prosecution

PRAGMATIC SOLUTIONS

to complex legal heavy vehicle national laws.

Recent results

Successful reasonable steps defence

for chain of responsibility prosecutions for mass and dimension and restraint

Production of Court orders

dismissing powers to compel production of information and documents

Prosecution acquittal

for workplace health and safety in the transport industry.