The acting traffic commissioner for the West Midlands traffic area, Miles Dorrington (pictured), has been appointed as the permanent replacement for predecessor Nick Denton.

The Senior TC Richard Turfitt said of his appointment, “I am delighted that Miles has been appointed as a permanent member to the traffic commissioner team. He brings with him significant experience of this jurisdiction from many years as a deputy traffic commissioner and as a tribunal judge in other jurisdictions.”

In addition, the transport secretary Mark Harper also appointed two new deputy TCs to support the work of the TCs.

Catherine Moxon will be deployed as DTC in the north of England and Dr Paul Stookes has been appointed DTC in the south east traffic area.

Moxon is a barrister with experience in both criminal and civil practice. She now specialises in regulatory law.

She sits in the medical practitioners tribunal service and chairs the school admission and school exclusion panels.

Dr Stookes is a solicitor-advocate with over 25 years’ experience in public, civil and criminal law.

He works as a law and policy advisor to the UK environmental law association and is a lead assessor for the institute of environmental management and assessment full membership programme.

Turfitt added: “Catherine and Paul will strengthen the team of full time and part time commissioners, providing invaluable support and experience.”