Who are we?
As solicitors working only in the specialist area of transport law our focus and expertise are driven towards getting the best result for you by understanding how your business really operates.
Focused on Assisting Operators
Since its inception in 2016, CE Transport Law has been focused upon assisting Operators, Transport Managers and drivers to keep their vehicles on the road. We have attended Pubic Inquiries in England, Scotland and Wales and represented clients before the Upper Tribunal in both UK jurisdictions. As solicitors working only in the specialist area of transport law our focus and expertise are driven towards getting the best result for you by understanding your operator licensing requirements.
After qualifying as a Solicitor in 2004, Carolyn commenced employment in a niche criminal practice where she remained for two years. During that time, she obtained her Duty Solicitor status and worked in police stations and criminal courts in order to represent suspects/defendants nationally.
In 2006, after taking up employment at Woodfines LLP, (Milton Keynes) in the Crime and Regulatory Department, she was recruited to assist with the prosecution of offences on behalf of the DVSA. After obtaining her Higher Rights of Audience, she went on to conduct trials in the Crown Courts and represented defendants in the Court of Appeal.
After being made partner in 2010, Carolyn continued to expand her transport law caseload and expertise, representing clients before the Upper Tribunal in relation to appeals against decisions of the Traffic Commissioner.
After successfully applying to the University of Swansea in 2013, Carolyn became an assessor for those who wished to participate in the Police Station and Duty Solicitor Accreditation examinations.
In October 2015, Carolyn was delighted to be appointed by the Master of the Rolls, The Lord Chancellor, to sit as a legal member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (or “SDT”). This appointment prompted her to think about her career in the longer term, whereupon she set up CE Transport Law Ltd.
Rebecca joined CE Transport Law in November 2020 and brings 14 years’ expertise as a criminal defence and mental health solicitor to the Practise. Whilst training to become a solicitor, Rebecca obtained her mental health accreditation which is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing patients in proceedings under the Mental Health Act 1983. This is a qualification that she has continued to maintain since 2007.
Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and quickly obtained her police station accreditation, duty solicitor status and subsequently the criminal and civil higher rights of audience.
Rebecca trained and qualified at Noble Solicitors in Bedfordshire where she represented clients in the police station, Magistrates and Crown Court and also at Mental Health Tribunals.
Rebecca took up a position later in her career as Director of Crime and Mental Health at Duncan Lewis Solicitors in Milton Keynes.
Rebecca joined CE Transport Law to specialise in Transport Law and has gone on to achieve her Transport Manager CPC qualification in 2021.
Catherine joined CE Transport Law in July 2021 as a trainee solicitor. After completing a law degree via distance learning with Cilex Law School, Catherine then attended De Montfort University, Leicester to do her GDL before completing her LPC at the University of the West of England. Catherine gained her Transport Manager qualification in 2014 and was previously a Transport Manager for her family business. Whilst new to law she is able to use her experience as a Transport Manager when advising clients. Catherine is now studying for her Masters in "special reasons" and "exceptional hardship" arguments. This will enable her to understand and increase her legal knowledge. Whilst she enjoys transport law, Catherine is hoping to spend some of her time as a trainee in a dedicated criminal practice to enable her to have a broader understanding of the legal system and experience a different area of law.