Can you avoid a ban driving at over 100 mph?

Last week I saw a client in conference. He was concerned that he had been caught speeding at over 100mph. In fact, he had been clocked at 103mph at 0841 hours on a busy section of the M25. This rather …

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Sunil Rupasinha, independent road traffic barrister, clerked by ShenSmith Barristers

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIl9nhWpgIU?rel=0]Transcript:I am Sunil Rupasinha. I was called to the bar in 1983.I have practised as a criminal barrister at the London Bar for most of that time. I have prosecuted and defended so I have appeared in all sorts …

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New Drug Drive Legislation: 2 March 2015, with Sunil Rupasinha

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nup-7khTY4Y?rel=0]Transcript:The law relating to “Drug Driving” is one which prohibits an individual from driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs. Drugs are defined as any intoxicant other than alcohol. The offence under section 4 of the 1988 Road Traffic …

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“Midnight Charge” – a barrister’s loophole story

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpAITIQK5lg?rel=0] So, I’ve been asked to tell you another “loophole” story. I was asked to defend a man who had been in a road traffic accident shortly after midnight. The accident had occurred in North London. There were quite …

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Drug Driving and the haulage industry

Drug Driving and the haulage industry The new law comes into force in England and Wales on 2.3.15. Should truckers be concerned? Prohibited Drugs If a driver has any one of a number of proscribed drugs in his bloodstream he …

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