Changes to the Highway Code Major changes are being made to the Highway Code on the 29th January 2022 and all road users are being strongly encouraged to read the new rules. There is new focus around a ‘road hierarchy’ designed to give vulnerable road users a greater degree of protection and clarity provided over […]

CHANGES TO MOBILE PHONE LAW AND WHAT THIS WILL MEAN FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS PATTERSON LAW MOTORING SOLICITORS RUNS THROUGH THE DIFFERENCES The government has finally announced imminent changes to the law surrounding driving whilst using a mobile phone. New regulations coming into force in 2022 will prohibit nearly all use of a mobile phone whilst […]

UK Courts Remain Open In Tier 4 Restrictions During the lockdown attending Court is listed as an exception to the Stay at Home rule. Courts remain open and operating as normal. to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape risk of harm (including domestic abuse) to see someone who is […]

Penalty points reduced from 12 to 6 at a Crown Court appeal after being previously disqualified for six months without representation in the magistrates court.  Judge agreed that the offences occurred on the same occasion and the risk of totting ban removed altogether,  no need for an exceptional hardship argument

  Warwickshire Police Dropping Speeding Allegations COVID19 Newsflash We have had a letter from Warwickshire police suggesting that in some circumstances they are dropping speeding allegations where people would normally be offered a speed awareness course or where the offence would normally result in a fixed penalty. Please call or e-mail urgently and we will […]

20Dec 2019

Ruby Morris successfully persuades the police to drop a no insurance allegation on 5th attempt. Client had an injured foot.  The officer in the case suggested that this would invalidate his insurance. The allegation was withdrawn after the 5th attempt without the need for Court Proceedings.