Traffic Commissioner for London and the south east

Sarah Bell


Sarah Bell was made a partner at Moore & Blatch Solicitors in May 2003. She headed up the marine department and co-headed the regulatory department.


From 1999 until 2007, Sarah worked representing the interests of haulage operators, their directors and drivers in the criminal courts, at public inquiries before traffic commissioners and the Upper Tribunal. She also prosecuted complex cases for the Health & Safety Executive.

Traffic Commissioner for London and the south east

Responsibilities are:

  • the licensing of the operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and of buses and coaches known as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs)
  • the registration of local bus services
  • granting vocational licences and taking action against drivers of HGVs and PSVs

Previous roles in government

  1. Traffic Commissioner for the west of England

    • 2007 to 2016