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Specialists in Driving Law

We are specialist UK motoring lawyers and deal with in excess of 2000 motoring offence cases across England and Wales each year


(No legal aid is available for our legal services)

Patterson Law unfortunately don’t offer services in Scotland. For Scottish driving offences, please visit http://www.theroadtrafficlawyer.com/.

RRS Ltd and Road Traffic Prosecutions…… read the full story here

From April 24th 2017, UK motoring law sentencing guidelines are changing, penalty points, fines and disqualifications for many offences are going to increase….. read about the changes here

  • 92.92% Clients (at risk) avoided discretionary driving bans!
  • 93.56% Driving Cases Defended at court!
  • 80.6% Driving Cases withdrawn without trial ! (see below for breakdown)

Our Latest Success Rates

We are open and honest about our successes and failures. We think our clients deserve to know how good we are at what we do. If you need to drive can you afford not to have Patterson Law on your side?

  • Overall success rate at avoiding guideline disqualification (by defending the allegation / achieving a reduced period of disqualification according to guidelines / arguing exceptional hardship / arguing special reasons) – 92.92%
  • Case successfully defended when advice given to plead not guilty – 93.56% ( 75.27% withdrawn prior to trial by Crown Prosecution Service)
  • Exceptional hardship found when at risk of six months totting ban – 83.86%
  • Allegation dropped at the police station stage after being instructed to try and avoid proceedings altogether – 80.9%
  • Defendants costs order awarded by court when case withdrawn or defended at trial – 99.94%
  • New drivers at risk of revocation for accumulating six points in the first two years after passing test – 90.59% avoided six points and therefore avoided revocation.
  • New drivers at risk of revocation for accumulating six points in the first two years after passing test – 90.59% avoided six points and therefore avoided revocation.
  • Clients at risk of discretionary disqualification, for example because of high speed – 95.63% avoided by getting penalty points instead.
  • Clients at risk of imprisonment according to guidelines – 90.16% avoided imprisonment

*these statistics cover cases up until 30.11.2017

Our Legal Expertise

We don’t want your money unless we can genuinely help! Every case is initially assessed by Emma Patterson, our Primary Motoring Solicitor and legal spokesperson to the Association of British Drivers.

We are often referenced in the press in motoring offence related articles such as this one in the Daily Mail

Additionally Emma is often asked to take part in media interviews such as this recent BBC Radio interview with Mark Forrest discussing some of the more frequently misunderstood motoring laws and offences:

“Firstly, can I thank you and Emma for your time and help today. I called several legal firms … and to say that you stood out from the crowd is such a massive understatement. Right from my first call in you all acted so different to everyone else.”

Patterson Law Can Help You;

  • Avoid a 6 month ‘totting ban‘ for accumulating 12 points in any three year period

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A Driving Licence Protection Service for Everyone

Patterson Law provide the most comprehensive free road traffic offence legal advice source on the Net!

We believe that every driver should be able to afford to defend themselves with the help of a motor law expert.

Whilst we are willing to provide our specialist UK driving law services at an affordable fixed rate we are not willing to compromise the standard of the service we provide!


Read What Our Clients Say About Us;

“At first I was rather sceptical about using a firm that I had never heard of and that were based many miles from me. I certainly needn’t of worried. You, personally, have a very calming nature and I found it very easy to talk to you and, in return, you made everything as clear as possible to me.”

“I was concerned that I would not meet my barrister until shortly before my court appearance, but once again I need not have worried as Vanessa was very good at allaying my anxieties and was fantastic in court. The case was adjourned for a week – for very clever legal reasons that were far beyond me!”

“Overall service from everyone was simply fantastic. Everyone I spoke to worked extremely professionally and diligently in overturning my driving conviction. I would recommend you to all my friends and colleagues.”

“Thank you so much Emma. The answer put my husband’s mind at rest. He now feels he can get a job without worrying too much about his driving licence. I am so glad to have found this service and hope to use it a lot more in the future.”

“Bless you and your firm – you are a credit to the industry and a blessing to those in distress – I can guarantee you I will refer anyone who is need of help in your firm’s direction.”

Read all our Testimonials here

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Patterson Law Limited is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitor Regulatory Authority

Registration number: 537662. Limited Company: 7188461

Director and Principal Solicitor – Emma Patterson

About Us – See here for details about our law firm.