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Speeding Success: the 75 in a 40 hopeless case

Speeding Success: the 75 in a 40 hopeless case

Speeding down the North Cray Road, and having clocked somebody driving 75 mph in a 40 zone, the traffic officer was sure this one would stick. But I found a technical defence and my client walked away from the Bexley Magistrates Court with his clean licence intact. His father said: “Kristin was great today and… { Read More }

No, your Registered Keeper details are not automatically updated when you change your Driving Licence address

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 | in Motoring Law, Private client criminal defence, Road Traffic law

Have a driving licence and a car – and changing your address? s99 of the Road Traffic Act, 1988 requires all licence holders to notify the DVLA of a change of address. It is a separate offence under s43C of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act, 1994 to use an incorrectly registered vehicle. Just because… { Read More }

Drink Drive at the Highbury Magistrates Court

Christmas drink drive drama? Highbury Magistrates Court will re-open for business on Boxing Day to deal with the Christmas fall-out. All first appearances before the Judge or Magistrates are held in the Remand Court. One of the Highbury court rooms will be a dedicated Remand Court – and this is where charges are read, pleas are… { Read More }

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 }

No Claims Discounts, No Insurance & Special Reasons

I don’t think many people intentionally drive without a valid insurance policy – but I’ve met many who haven’t got to grips with the terms of their policy and find, when it’s too late, they’re not covered after all. If you’ve received the benefit of a no claims discount, it’s worth double-checking you’ve fulfilled your… { 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 }