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Taxi Licensing – What To Do If Your Taxi Licence Is Revoked Or Refused

We have recently been successful in relation to a number of taxi licence appeals, both at the Magistrates’ Court and at the Crown Court. Many clients have said that they wish they had instructed us earlier in the process and it may, therefore, be helpful to set out the revocation and appeal procedure. The relevant […]

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Ex-Tory Leader Failure To Name Driver Conviction Quashed

The High Court has quashed the conviction of Lord Michael Howard, (former Conservative party leader), for failing to name the driver (aka Section 172) when his car was caught speeding in London. He had previously been fined £900 and received six penalty points on his licence when convicted at the Magistrates Court. The issue in the case […]

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Is it Illegal to Use a Smartphone as a Satnav or Music Player While Driving?

Recent press reports have highlighted considerable confusion and uncertainty in relation to the law governing the use of mobile phones while driving. One well-known journalist has even suggested that there are secret rules which the government won’t share. So what are the rules for drivers using a smartphone as a satnav or to play music? […]

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Christmas Crackdown: 149 Arrested During Drink & Drug Drive Campaign

Greater Manchester Police say they have so far arrested 149 people for drink driving and drug driving during the first half of this month, as part of their “None for the Road” Christmas campaign. In the first 16 days, their officers carried out 463 breath tests, resulting in 149 arrests. Almost a third of drivers stopped […]

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Our New Year Message

We wish all our loyal clients, past, present and future, a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. Most of our clients initially find us by recommendation, often by other lawyers, and some of you have been with us for many years. Thank you all for your continuing loyalty. 2018 will be another very busy year for speed cameras and motoring prosecutions of […]

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