Backhouse Jones man joins SOE
Director of transport solicitors Backhouse Jones, Ian Jones, has been welcomed into the Society of Operations Engineers’ (SOE) governing body. The PCV and HGV legal specialist was a co-founder of Backhouse Jones in 2000. Ian was co-opted onto SOE’s Trustee Board in March, bringing his knowledge of transport legislation to the Society, which focuses on promoting safety and compliance in road transport through its Professional Sector, the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE).
Ian said, ‘Coming from a different background to the other members of the Trustee Board, I feel I’ll be able to bring a fresh perspective and add a legalistic viewpoint to the Society’s activities. The bar of legal compliance within the transport industry is being increasingly raised by the Traffic Commissioners, and IRTE plays a critical role in educating and training industry professionals on their increasing responsibilities and requirements. At Backhouse Jones we see clients after problems have already occurred and they are called to public inquiry; I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure and want to assist IRTE and SOE in educating the industry on safe and compliant operations.’