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Katie Price disqualified from driving for a second time

Jessica Macaulay
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It is reported that Katie Price was sentenced on 9 th January 2019 to a three months driving disqualification as well as fined a total of £1,295, which includes the fine, costs and a victim surcharge, after pleading guilty to driving whilst...

The new driving laws coming into force in 2019

Paul Loughlin
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If you are a driver there are several new driving laws due to come into force this year that you need to know about. There are 48 million drivers on our roads and these new laws will affect everyone from the most experienced drivers to those who have only...

'Disorganisation' results in unlawful £96,000 fine for Premier League footballer

Paul Loughlin
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Hefty financial penalties imposed for criminal motoring offences committed by high profile individuals are becoming regular news topics. We are now seeing what appear to be extraordinary fines being imposed on those affluent ‘celebrities’ to...

Disclosure or the lack of it in criminal proceedings

Correna Platt
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In the last six months the press have reported on a number of cases that have collapsed due to the failure of the police to provide full disclosure to the defence. These cases have highlighted the failings in the disclosure process and resulted in a...

Learner drivers allowed onto motorways for the first time

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The government has made changes to the laws which govern learner drivers and where they can drive, allowing them onto the motorway network for the first time. Under Regulation 2 of the Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations...

The 2018 'morning after' World Cup campaign

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As the clock ticks down to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup  (14 June – 15 July) , the festival of football is set to capture the nation once again. 64 games are due to take place over 32 days and supporters, friends and even...

When a lucky find can lead you straight to jail

Martin Pizzey
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There may be little chance of finding a 20 kg gold bar while you're out and about today, but for some residents in a remote part Russia, earlier this month, that unlikely scenario very nearly happened.  A plane taking off from a...

Don't be caught out by ageing tyres

Paul Loughlin
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Debate surrounding imposing a legal age limit to tyres used on coaches and buses is rumbling on, some four years after a company had its PSV (public service vehicle) operator licence revoked by the Traffic Commissioner following the death of three...

Case rewrites criminal law textbooks overnight

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The civil case of Ivey v Genting Casinos UK Ltd (t/a Crockfords Club) [2017] UKSC 67, published in the last few days, has rewritten criminal law textbooks overnight. The case itself concerned a professional gambler who...

Guidance for vocational drivers

Alison Marriott
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The DVLA has published guidance for lorry, bus and coach drivers. The simple two page leaflets are designed to be printed and folded to pocket size for ease of reference. It is hoped that the leaflet will assist and highlight some of the most...

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