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Philip Brown

Consultant Solicitor


Contact details

T: 07952 031339 / 0117 962 1205
E: philipbrown@amdsolicitors.com

Areas of practice:

  • Operator Licensing and Road Transport Law

Philip joined AMD Solicitors in 2012, having gained over 21 years’ experience in operator licensing, since his appointment as a Deputy Traffic Commissioner in 1990 and subsequently serving as full-time Traffic Commissioner in Bristol and in London and South East England from 2000 until 2011. He was Senior Traffic Commissioner (Tribunal Judge) for Great Britain from 2003 until 2011.

Philip started his career as a lawyer in the magistrates’ courts’ service, then practised as a solicitor in the criminal courts. He became Director of Legal Studies for Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge until taking up his full time tribunal post in Bristol in 2000. He currently writes for various legal publications, particularly in road traffic and road transport law and is a contributing editor to Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences. He provides a comprehensive service for those involved in operator licensing in the heavy goods and bus and coach industries, including advice and representation in the magistrates’ court, in regulatory proceedings before a traffic commissioner, including appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

Philip is an avid follower of cricket, football and rugby.

Latest articles from philipview more…

Who is the Operator?

There may be times when working with other contractors, suppliers or agencies means there is a blurring of who is responsible for the actual work.  Unless you are very careful this could get you in trouble with the Traffic Commissioner. read more...

Do you understand the responsibilities of holding an operator licence?

It is the aim of all operators to be responsible and safe but do you know what you signed up for when you made your application?  On the last page of the application is the declaration along with a list of undertakings; the breach of any of which could get you brought in front of the Traffic Commissioner. read more...

Changes to information required by Companies House

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent in March 2015. This Act brings about significant changes that will affect companies and small businesses. read more...

Are your drivers driving you around the bend?

An operator is only as good as his drivers and given the skills shortage it is even more important to ensure that the drivers you do have are up to scratch.  So what are the most common complaints facing operators today. read more...

Ensuring Compliance with Road Transport Law for Businesses

When it comes to road transport law, few have as much experience as AMD Solicitors’ Philip Brown. A former specialist regulator for the goods and bus & coach industries, Philip was also Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain from 2003-2011. read more...