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Our motoring offences and road transport teams regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

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Joe Colliver races at Cheltenham despite court hearing for drink driving

Cameron Stubbs
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Jockey, Joe Colliver, has been recently charged with drink driving and was due to attend Harrogate Magistrates Court on 14th March 2019. However, also on the 14th March 2019, Joe Colliver was due to ride ‘Sam Spinner’ in the 15:30 race on...

Black box insurance - what happens if I exceed the mileage?

Paul Loughlin
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Young drivers and those who have only recently passed their driving test are typically faced with expensive quotes when shopping for their car insurance. Black box or ‘telematics’ insurance is a great alternative for these individuals. Black...

How did Premier League footballer Samir Nasri avoid a ban when driving at twice the legal speed limit?

Cameron Stubbs
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For a long time there has been a myth in this area of law, that an individual will be automatically disqualified from driving if caught over 100mph. However, the recent case involving Premier League footballer Samir Nasri, shows that even when driving...

Katie Price is subject to a third driving disqualification within 12 months

Jessica Macaulay
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Further to my earlier blog posted on 14th January 2019, which can be found here, Ms Katie Price was convicted of being drunk whilst in charge of a motor vehicle after a trial on 25th February 2019.  It is reported that Ms Price also faced an...

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...

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