Big Monday – 6 Victories In One Day!

The Leading Motoring Solicitors In The UK Do It Again!

We don’t publish stories like this to brag, but because achieving 6 victories for our clients in a single day is indicative of what we do all day every day.

We are trying to show you what can be done if you have the expertise to convince the court and the Crown Prosecution Service that a case is highly unlikely to result in a successful conviction.

Everyone of these cases had a huge amount of merit to it. None were what you might describe a “loophole” style argument. We simply provided our clients with the equality of arms to be able to get across their arguments and explain the correct application of the Road Traffic Laws.

We hope you can see that we fight tenaciously on behalf of our clients and we normally get the right results!

Ria Pleass – Senior Case progression Officer

Case 1.

Failing to provide driver information allegation. Our client received request for information. His wife saw him complete this with his details. He had a defence that he gave the information. The CPS would not withdraw the case but the Court believed the client and his wife and he was acquitted.

Case 2.

Failing to provide driver information allegation. Our client received a reminder request for driver information. He did not receive the original.

By that time, 2 months had passed since the date of the alleged offence .

Neither our client nor his wife could remember who was driving and he exercised reasonable diligence to try and work it out. The CPS would not withdraw the case. The court believed our client had exercised reasonable diligence and was acquitted.

Case 3.

The CPS dropped a mobile phone allegation the day before trial because they had failed to warn their witnesses to attend the hearing.

 

Louise Kippax – Senior Case Progression

Case 4.

Our clients were mother and son, each summonsed for failing to provide driver identity – neither were the registered keeper of the car. Both of them worked within family business. They responded to the request for driver information confirming that neither of them were the driver at the time of the alleged offence. The fixed penalty unit claimed they had not received their responses. The case was withdrawn after representations were made a few days before trial.

Graham Brown – Case progression Officer

Case 5.

Our Client was employed by his son’s business.

He was driving on the day in question for business purposes. The vehicle insurance had been cancelled accidentally by the office manager. We obtained the V5, a payslip and a statement from our client, the company director and the office manager and the CPS agreed to drop the matter based on the statutory defence.

You have a defence to driving without insurance if you can show that the car did not belong to you, you were driving in the course of your employment and you thought you were insured.

Dominic Smith – Senior Case Progression Officer

Case 6.

Allegation of failing to name the driver when the form sent out did not give an option to contest the matter at court. The Crown Prosecution Service agreed that the form was defective and confusing and agreed to withdrawn the case without trial.

Read more about the case here.



About Emma Patterson

Emma has built Patterson Law into one of the leading specialist motoring law legal practices in the UK. By carefully assembling a team of exceptional road traffic law experts Patterson Law has been able to out perform their competitors with high success rates in court.
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