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Randox – An Explanation

Randox – An Explanation In January 2017 the Police opened an investigation into a company called Randox, a laboratory who used to test blood samples for the police in relation to drink and drug drive cases, as it was suspected …

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NADER ELDARF v THE QUEEN – Judgement

IN THE CROWN COURT AT HARROW NADER ELDARF v THE QUEEN On Appeal from Willesden Magistrates’ Court ——————————- JUDGEMENT ——————————- 1. On Friday 21 September 2018 we allowed an appeal by Nader Eldarf against his conviction by Willesden Magistrates’ Court …

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Road Safety Support Ltd (RSS Ltd) and the Police

  Nothing in the following article is meant to suggest that as defence lawyers we do not want the Crown Prosecution Service and the police to have equality of arms in relation to prosecuting motoring offences. We want all lawyers …

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South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership Issued S.172 Requests in the Name of Suspended Chief Constable

  Patterson Law Fighting to Overturn Conviction for Failing to Name Driver Requests for driver information under s.172 RTA 88 enable the police to compel people to provide identification evidence which the police don’t have, either by giving incriminating evidence …

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UK Road Traffic Sentencing Guidelines Get Tougher on 24th April 2017

  Motoring Offence Penalties, Fines & Disqualifications Are Rising There are new sentencing guidelines coming into force on 24 April. The guidelines apply to all who are sentenced on or after 24 April 2017, regardless of the date of the …

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We Test Handheld Breathalyser Devices

Patterson Law’s “Scientific Experiment” in relation to over-the-counter breathalyser devices Parliament is debating reducing the legal drink drive limit so that it falls in line with European levels. The new proposed limit will be 22 µg in breath. At the …

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Moving Home? Fail To Name Driver? Pitfalls

Failing to provide driver information carries the risk of six points and around a £7-£800 fine if convicted. A huge number of clients end up needing our services because they failed to keep their V5 up-to-date. Most people think that …

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If We Think You Can Defend Yourself We Will Tell You

We speak to around 20 new potential clients a day. These people have often spoken to other lawyers whilst looking for initial advice. They often report back to us about the difference in the advice that they receive. It’s interesting …

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Young Drivers And Comprehensive Insurance

Are young drivers being sold fully comprehensive insurance that is not fit for purpose? We have a significant number of enquiries from young drivers who claim that they were sold fully comprehensive insurance on the basis that it covered them …

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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. …

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