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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

The office will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 20th December 2018 until 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. In emergency, please ring 07845 503797 . Our police station service will of course be operating 24/7 as usual throughout the Christmas and New Year Period.

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Drug driving case dropped by CPS following blood test errors by discredited laboratory

In May 2017, we discovered that numerous drug driving prosecutions have been dropped or postponed following a review of blood tests conducted by Randox Testing Services, the discredited forensics laboratory. Richard Silver Solicitors are currently dealing with a number of such cases. In fact, following re-testing by our own forensic scientist, one of these cases has just been dropped by the […]

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Driver acquitted following CPS disclosure failures

Following an allegation of drink driving, our client, a pharmacist, was arrested and required to provide a specimen of breath on the intoxilyser. After failing to provide a satisfactory breath specimen, he was accused of failing to provide a specimen for analysis. His case was that because of breathing difficulties, he was unable to do […]

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New MOT Exemptions For Historic Vehicles

New MOT Exemptions For Historic Vehicles

In future, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles won’t need to have an MOT if they’re over 40 years old and have not been substantially changed in the previous 30 years. This will be welcome news for drivers of classic vehicles. When the rules change on 20th May 2018, vehicles meeting the criteria won’t […]

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Police Error Meant ‘Speeding’ Motorists Paid Fines Despite Not Breaking Limit

Police Error Meant ‘Speeding’ Motorists Paid Fines Despite Not Breaking Limit

A police force has admitted it has wrongly fined ‘speeding’ motorists after a clerical error meant the speed limit was never officially lowered on part of the A378 in Fivehead, Somerset. Avon and Somerset Police face having to cancel hundreds of tickets after a motorist who had been fined for breaching a 30mph speed limit on the […]

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