Register of Approved Driving Instructor Appeals

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Register of Approved Driving Instructor Appeals

Astraea Legal can provide you with specialist assistance and representation if you disagree with the Approved Driving Instructor Registrar’s decision to:

  • Refuse to enter or keep your name on the register
  • Remove your name from the register
  • Refuse to give you a trainee licence
  • Remove your trainee licence
  • Refuse to extend your trainee licence
  • Refuse you compensation, if you were suspended as an ADI

Where appropriate, we can assist you in making written representations to the Registrar, inviting him to reconsider the decision.

Our team can also advise you, and attend to represent you, at an appeal against the Registrar’s decision to the Transport Tribunal.

Lodging An Appeal

An appeal must be lodged within different time limits:

  • 14 days if you’re a trainee instructor appealing about a registration decision
  • 28 days if you’re an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) appealing about a registration decision
  • 28 days if you’re appealing about a compensation claim

A disqualification from driving within the previous 4 years, or receiving 9 live penalty points endorsed on your driving licence, would preclude your registration.

The statutory test that will be applied will be whether you are a “fit and proper person” to have your name entered in the register. We can assist you in preparing written representations for the Registrar, or in making persuasive representations at the appeal with the aim of demonstrating that you are indeed fit and proper to have your name entered in the register.

We can also advise you on the merits of appealing the decision of the First-Tier Tribunal if your appeal has been refused. This would be by way of an appeal to the Upper Tribunal and can be made where the tribunal has:

  • Applied the law incorrectly
  • Conducted the proceedings in breach of the proper procedures
  • Failed to give adequate reasons for its decision.

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