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Everything you need to know about current UK driving law & how it affects you and your driving licence.

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Penalty Points Hand Written Onto Licence

Hey Emma, I got caught speeding and sent my licence off to receive the 3 points. However, when I received my paper licence back the endorsement had been written on in biro. Someone told me they have to be printed …

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Where Have My Penalty Points Gone?

Question: I was stopped by the police for speeding today. I was asked if I had points on my licence which I replied yes. I gave him my photocard licence (I didn’t have my paper licence) and he checked my …

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I Am Heading For Trial

Question: I asked the police for further info, where all my questions related to the ACPO code of practice. The police ignored my requests for this info and cited that they do not comment on live cases. Because of this, …

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Driving And Shaving – A Close Shave

Question: The following is a question that we have recently received about driving and shaving at the same time. Yes you read that right….driving and shaving at the same time…..read on; I have searched the web and the only thing …

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Capping Of Defendant’s Costs Orders Overturned

In October 2009 the government brought in legislation resulting in innocent people not being able to recover their full legal costs when found not guilty. Emma Says: The Law Society launched a judicial review and won!! Read on…. The legislation …

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Driving With A Trailer In The Wrong Lane?

Question: I received a fixed penalty notice (endorsable offence), £60 fine and 3 penalty points, for driving in the offside lane of the M6 whilst towing a trailer. My question would, candidly be, can I request video evidence of the …

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Do You Want A Motor Law Expert On Your Side?

The following is an email exchange between Emma Patterson and a solicitor that is applying to become a duty solicitor at the police station and magistrates court. See what you think ! If you want an expert in road traffic …

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Avoid A Summons Being Issued?

New service from Patterson Law achieves great success rates…. Over the last 6 months or so we have been trialling a new service. We are really aware of how stressful it is for our clients to receive a summons to …

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Judicial Review Regarding Defendant’s Costs Order

Question: Last October the government decided in its wisdom to bring in legislation which meant that if you successfully defended yourself in a criminal matter you could only recover your reasonable fees at legal aid rates. Ironically you cannot get …

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The Fire Engine That Was Not A Fire Engine Case

Question: The police suggested that because our client didn’t have the correct licence to drive a fully functioning fire engine (Class C) he was not insured and was driving not in accordance with the correct licence, he was at risk …

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