Further to announcements on the second lockdown commencing on the 5th November 2020, Courts will remain open and will continue to operate within COVID-secure guidelines. There are currently no plans to change scheduled hearings.
For the last 11 years we have been representing our clients across England and Wales and we believe we are the biggest specialists in road traffic offence law in the UK. Throughout that period we have worked remotely from our clients and never need to have face to face meetings. Therefore it is business as usual at Patterson Law.
If you have a problem in relation to a road traffic offence then please contact us urgently. We appreciate that at this very difficult time, your car / vehicle is a means of getting out and about / doing your job if you are a delivery driver, whilst keeping within a bubble of protection, hopefully virus free.
Right now public transport is not a sensible option. We anticipate that you will need your car more than ever to get provisions and to see elderly relatives / vulnerable people who are also in social isolation. Clearly you cannot do this if you are not in the social isolation yourselves.
The crown court / magistrates court / crown prosecution service / police have indicated that it is business as usual. The criminal justice system needs to keep running to maintain good behaviour amongst drivers at this difficult time.
There may be some delay in your case being processed at court, but please do not live under the misapprehension that things will simply be dropped. Dropping cases would result in anarchy on the roads, which is the last thing the police and the government needs to be dealing with right now. The rule of law will continue.
If you need us we are here for you.
During this time we will also be able to help with any criminal offence allegations in addition to road traffic offence law. We do not normally dilute our business by dealing with anything other than road traffic offence law, however we have the expertise to deal with general criminal allegations such as assault / theft / public disorder / breaching restrictions on movement imposed by the police etc.
We are here and able to provide you with equality of arms if you need us.
Please bear in mind that we do not deal with any legal aid work. We charge private fees for our services but we try to make sure that our fees are affordable and proportionate whilst enabling us to give enough time to maintaining our excellent standards and providing you with the support that you need in these uncertain times.
We cover the whole of England and Wales and will continue to do so. Because we are deemed to be key workers helping to maintain the quality of arms in the criminal justice system we do not envisage that our offices will be shut down at any time.
I wanted to thank you for all the good and diligent work you have done on my behalf. I am very pleased with the final outcome of my court case and most satisfied with the level of service you provided.
Dear Louise, I would like to express deep appreciation for all the work and effort you've put into my case and for ultimately getting me the decision that I wanted. Your professionalism, ease to communicate with, understanding of my problem and successful result are all testimony to your excellent legal services. I would recommend anybody with a Road Traffic Offence matter to your use your firm as they can be assured of an excellent and thorough service. Thanks again.
Having Googled for a solicitor who had expertise in the area of my alleged offence I found your firm and I have to say it I am so glad I contacted you. From the first phone call the attitude from your office was positive and informative. Once I instructed your firm officially I immediately felt that my case was at last being handled by someone who actually had an interest and knowledge and wanted to provide an exceptional service. All in all a positive experience. My thanks to all who had dealings with my case and especially to Louise for the expediency with which she dealt with the case saving me many sleepless nights. Very professional, honest from the outcome, didn't raise my hopes at getting case discharged at all. Very well done.
It is extremely rare to do a web search and stumble across a firm of any profession, and actually receive a first rate service, but that’s what’s happened in this instance. My hesitation was doubled by the fact they are located 200 miles away from me. From my initial contact through the web site, the call back was very, very fast, and the conversation put you in no doubt you were in safe hands. The contact with the secretaries was fast and efficient. The information from both the Principle Solicitor Emma Patterson and the Solicitor and Senior Case Progression Officer Louise Kippax was professional, useful, thorough and pragmatic. I wish more people in all professional services sector were as down to earth, and say it like it is! Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm. Thank you!
Great Response, Great Advice, Great Service and … Great Result – Thanks.