Arnot Manderson member Hugh Olson has been appointed as the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for Scotland (part time)
There are eight Traffic Commissioners who have responsibility in their regions for the licensing and regulation of those who operate heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and the registration of local bus services.
Deputy Traffic Commissioners assist the Traffic Commissioners by presiding over public inquiries and handling written cases concerning, for example, vehicle and driver safety. Although Hugh has been appointed to the Scottish Area, he is authorised to act as a deputy traffic commissioner throughout the rest of the UK.
Hugh has a longstanding interest in transport law having been appointed as a standing junior to the Department of Transport in 2005. Since then he has continued to be a standing junior for the UK Government, currently he is a standing junior for the Ministry of Defence. Hugh is ranked by the Legal 500 in public law, as well as in employment, property and construction, and personal injury, medical and professional negligence.