Have you bought a second hand car? Have you been misled? The Misrepresentation Act 1967 may protect you

When buying a second-hand car, it can be difficult to validate the details given by a second-hand car seller. However, it is important the information is not misleading. As a second-hand car buyer, the Misrepresentation Act 1967 may help you …

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How to Appeal to the Crown Court against conviction and / or sentence from the Magistrates’ Court for a motoring offence

Right of Appeal All Defendants have an automatic right of appeal to the Crown Court, if they pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ against conviction and / or sentence, and if they pleaded ‘Guilty’ against sentence only. There is a time limit of …

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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. An accused is perfectly entitled to research the law, prepare his case and then represent himself in court. If the …

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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?

Introduction You stand accused of having committed a road traffic offence. It is essential that you maximise your chances of saving your driving licence. You are looking for the lawyer, barrister or solicitor, who will give you the best chance …

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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 hard-hitting and wide-ranging than you think… It’s approaching Yuletide and we all like nothing more than to partake in festive …

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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 have been caught speeding at 100 (plus) mph. Can I avoid a ban?’   Consequences of speeding that you need to …

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