Road Traffic Law

You stand accused of a road traffic offence.  Do you need a lawyer?

You stand accused of a road traffic offence. Do you need a lawyer?

There is no legal requirement for anyone charged with a road traffic offence to engage the services of a lawyer.
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I need to save my driving licence. How much regard should I pay to the ‘success rates’ I see advertised by motor offence solicitors?

I need to save my driving licence. How much regard should I pay to the ‘success rates’ I see advertised by motor offence solicitors?

Introduction You stand accused of having committed a road traffic offence. It is essential that you maximise your chances of
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Christmas Drinks

Unless you can afford to be chauffeured this Christmas do take care of your driving licence

This Christmas don’t fall foul of the road traffic laws as the costs of a motoring conviction may be more
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Notice of Intended Prosecution

Received an NIP? Check whether its valid

How to check your Notice of Intended Prosecution: If you have been given, or have received a Notice of Intended
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speedometer and speeding

Caught speeding at an ‘excessive’ speed? Here’s what you can do to avoid or, at least, minimise the length of a ban.

Since specialising in the defence of road traffic prosecutions the enquiries I most commonly receive go something like this: ‘I
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Driving without Headlights - ShenSmith Barristers

Driving without Headlights – a Barrister’s advice

I recently received a question about driving without headlights. Effectively, a young driver had got in a car, and driven
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Points on your licence? Avoid a ban with ShenSmith Barristers

A Real Case Study for Avoiding a ban when reaching 12 points

Making a case to avoid a driving ban Today I’m going to talk to you about a real case: a
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At risk of losing your driving licence? Call ShenSmith Barristers

Understanding the risks of losing your driving licence

Transcript: If you are at risk of losing your driving licence, and you are wondering whether to instruct a lawyer,
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Drugs and Drink Driving penalties - ShenSmith Barristers

Understanding Drink Drive Penalties – ShenSmith Barristers

Transcription: It’s an offence under section 4(1) of the Road Traffic Action 1988 (“RTA 1998”) for a person to drive,
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Seatbelt Rules under the Road Traffic Act 1988

Seatbelt Rules under the Road Traffic Act 1988

Is it an offence to not wear a seatbelt? A driver who doesn’t wear an adult seatbelt commits an offence
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Legal Loopholes - ShenSmith Barristers

Evidential Lacuna – a Barrister’s ‘Loophole’ Story.

Transcript: Ok, so I’m asked to tell you about a case I did. One thing that the public have latched
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Motoring conviction, or Traffic Lawyer?

Motoring conviction, or Traffic Lawyer?

This Christmas don’t fall foul of the road traffic laws as the costs of a motoring conviction may be far
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Tyres- Regulations and use, by ShenSmith Barristers

Tyres – Construction and Use Regulations, with Sunil Rupasinha

Why do tyres constitute offences? Section 41(a) of the 1988 Road Traffic Act (RTA 1988) makes it an offence to
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Driving without due care and attention

Driving without due care and attention

Definition S3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 creates the offence of driving without due care and attention or without
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Points on your licence? Avoid a ban with ShenSmith Barristers

How to avoid a driving ban when you reach 12 penalty points on your driving licence.

If you reach 12 penalty points on your driving licence, you are liable to be disqualified for a minimum of
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