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Without due care and attention: Lawyers & Magistrates

You’ve never had a car accident before, never been arrested and never even seen a trial – much less be the subject of it. Yet you have to explain your driving decision-making and judgement to Magistrates – and be cross-examined by a Prosecutor. I prosecute as well as defend Road Traffic cases– and where licences… { Read More }

The Cycling QC & the Hounslow Killing Zone Incident

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 | in Criminal law, Road Traffic law

It seems like it was just the other day we had to lay down the law for light jumping cyclists. Today, and with a big H/T to Messrs Legal Cheek, we’re able to see the flip-side of the same old coin – motorists who don’t think cyclists have equal protection under the Road Traffic Act… { Read More }

The Curious Incident of the Edgware Road Cyclist

Posted on: January 18th, 2012 | in Criminal law, Road Traffic law

While I make no comment on the Danny Shine and PC Stout matter, as the video has been taken down, I thought it might be a useful moment to make some general comments on cycling, red lights, police powers and the law. Jumping red lights is an offence. Even for cyclists – and the law… { Read More }