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 Expert  727806

Expert in Collision Investigation, Tachograph Analysis, Engineering Investigation, Commercial Vehicles


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Recently Expert found that it was necessary to challenge the decision of the Magistrates Courts concerning their behaviour towards him as an expert in court. This matter was heard in the High Courts, Central London and found in him favour. This is now a stated case and lists how the courts should treat experts in the law court throughout England and Wales. As such Expert firmly believes in the fairness of justice and that all wrongs should be corrected.

Expert formed TMC Assist with a view to providing a unique and expert service to the transport and haulage industry. The consultants employed by the company are in the main, retired police traffic patrol officers they use their individual experience and expertise to the benefit of the company's clients and the industry in general.

The company was the only firm of Transport Consultants that have been granted licensed access to Barristers by the Bar Council the list of services provided ranges from tachograph analysis, tachograph training for drivers and supervisors, the Working Time Directive, driver's daily inspections, the legal responsibilities for transport supervisors, dangerous goods safety advisor, accident investigation, insurance problems and providing expert evidence in the various courts within the United Kingdom including public inquiries and industrial tribunals.

It was identified at a very early stage that the majority of hauliers and transport managers were struggling to keep up with the changes in the legislation which created problems for transport managers and supervisors to be able to comply with their individual and company responsibilities. This is increasingly problematical with the influx of legislation imposed or proposed over the coming years and which includes the Manslaughter and Homicide Act, the Road Safety Bill in association with the Graduated Fixed Penalty Notices being issues by the DVSA which will result in instant fines of up to £600 per notice and penalty points being awarded to errant drivers. This will inevitably also result in drivers and companies being called to a Public Inquiry where drivers may loss their vocational licences for a period of time and companies may have their operator licence revoked, suspended or curtailed.

TMC initially addressed the problems generated from the tachograph requirements and regulations as a major priority as a large number of drivers or transport supervisors had no formal training with regards to their individual responsibilities or the myriad regulations required to be complied with. The introduction of the digital tachograph has created its own problems within the industry.

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automobile

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automotive accident

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automotive engineering

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automotive transportation

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bus accident

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engineering

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motor vehicle

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recording instrument

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tachograph

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vehicle inspection


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2004   MA   Transport Law   University of Chelsea   Distinction
1994   BSc   Criminology   University of Portsmonth  
1999   Diploma   Road Transport Engineering   City & Guilds London Institute   Licentiateship

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Senior Consultant/ Director

 

He is responsible for all of the management of the consultants employed within the company as well as dealing with all engineering and accident investigations that are requested

1999 to 2009

 

Transport Management Consultants Lts

 


 

MD/CEO Consultant

 

TMC have 500 haulage companies and 10 coach companies on the books and provides expert reports for approximately 145 firms of Solicitors in respect of court cases employing 6 full time and 3 part time staff. In July 2005 TMC were granted ‘Licensed Access' by the Bar Council to instruct Barristers direct.

At the present, consultants are examining about 35,000 tachographs each year. Provide tachograph training for about 250 drivers and traffic supervisors on a three monthly programme. They also provide Route Tracing and expert reports for other tachograph analysis companies. They have represented companies in the Crown, Magistrates and County Courts also at Industrial Tribunals and Public Inquiries. In 2006, expert was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics.

1988 to 1999

 

Metrolpolitan Police

 

Traffic Department

 

Police Constable

 

Qualified at the City and Guilds certificate advanced level Vehicle Examination, Air Brake Technology, and Tachograph Recording and Calibration Devices. In 1992 passed courses on speed detection devices such as Police Pilot, Vascar, Truvelo and MuniQuip. In 1994 also qualified in the use of the LTI 20:20 Laser Speed Detector. He has also qualified with the police as an Accident Investigator and Reconstruction Officer. In February 1999 he submitted a report identifying current legislation problems within the Transport Act when dealing with foreign drivers in the UK. This report was accepted by the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Department of Environment for Transport and Regions with a view to amending primary legislation. Expert was also involved in the examination of suspected stolen vehicles, which appeared to have had their identity altered giving the perception of being another vehicle.

1975 to 1988

 

HM Forces

 

Royal Engineers

 

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Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

FIMI, FCILT, MCSFS, MSOE MIRTE, MSAE, MIHIE, MInstLM, MInstTA, MIAATI,

Licenses/Certifications

LGCI, AAE

Professional Appointments

Secretary London South East Centre Institute of Road Transport Engineers - Chairman London Centre Institute of Transport Administration - Managing Director Transport Management Consultants Ltd

Awards/Recognition

Consultants Of the Year 2007 - London and SE Business Awards. Training and Development runners Up 2001 - Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has published 3 articles within the Transport Engineer, Commercial Motor and Expert Witness as well as 1 book called the Drivers' Handbook

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Transport Engineer  
 - Commercial Motor  
 - Society of Expert Witnesses  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1988 to 1999   Police   Traffic Patrol   Whilst in the police he passed the police advanced driving course and held a class 1 certificate. He also passed the police motorcyclist course and held the standard police certificate. He was also trained in ‘Tactical Pursuit and Containment'. He qualified as an advanced police vehicle examiner and as an accident investigation and reconstruction officer and has completed the National Auto Crimes Vehicle Inspection course.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Successfully submitted a report identifying current legislation problems within the Transport Act when dealing with foreign drivers in the UK which was accepted by the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Department of Environment for Transport and Regions with a view to amending primary legislation.
  • Vehicle Inspection/Engineering: Assisted the Road Transport Authority in Dubai with identifying and improving engineering standards of all road vehicles across the region.
  • Identified arrears of non compliance in the transport industry, providing a consultancy service as well as training to more than 150 transport companies.
  • Developed requisite plans related to the development of training requirements for operators of commercial vehicles and workshop facilities at a number of commercial vehicle operators and a number of Borough Council's in the UK.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Since 1999 he has appeared at court as an expert on average some 15 times per year, the range of cases he has dealt with have included Murder, Drugs Importation, Tax Evasion, through diesel importation and cigarettes. Dangerous Driving, Death by Dangerous Driving as well other driving related offences. He has also provided in the region of an average of 50 expert reports to solicitors and clients each year. Furthermore during one particular case, he found that it was necessary to challenge the decision of the Magistrates Courts concerning their behaviour towards me as an expert in court. This matter was heard in the High Courts, Central London and found in his favour. This is now a stated case and lists how the courts should treat experts in the law court throughout England and Wales.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2004   Italy   Consulted with International manufacture regarding faulty items fitted to vehicles
2002 to 2003   Spain   Provided consultancy service to international business operating within the transport industry
2003 to 2003   Portugal   Carried out an expert report in respect of accident investigations and the level of serious accidents on Portugal's motorways
2012 to 2002   Dubai   Vehicle Inspection/Engineering: Assisted the Road Transport Authority in Dubai with identifying and improving engineering standards of all road vehicles across the country
2013 to 2014   Libya   Involved with implementing accepted policing skills and policies with the new Libyan Government, dealing with policing solutions to the heightened terrorist activities since the collapse of the Gaddafi regime

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has written and provided tachograph training programs for which are now used for drivers and supervisors within the industry so that they can have a better understanding to the Tachograph. He has also provided Seminars to professional institutions regarding the responsibilities of experts in court. He has also provided seminars to the expert witness institutes in respect of 'What happens when it goes wrong for an expert' as well as a training program for an international firm of solicitors in respect of 'Tachographs and what they should expect from their Expert'.

Other Skills and Services

 Project Consultation – Expertise in understanding client requirements and developing customised solutions for logistics and transportation related issues while implementing plans designed for process restructuring benefiting organisations.

 Compliance and Quality Management – Skilled in planning and developing compliance procedures for maintaining quality standards while designing numerous solutions for vehicle operator driving a number of commercial vehicles.

Process Reengineering – Proven ability in analysing, redesigning and modifying work flow of the organisation by implementing / introducing new strategies for achieving successful turnaround of processes ensuring increased profitability, quality and operational excellence.


 

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