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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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Once Again, Richard Silver Awarded Specialist Quality Mark

Once Again, Richard Silver Awarded Specialist Quality Mark

We’re really proud to announce that Richard Silver Solicitors have yet again been formally awarded accreditation in accordance with the highly respected Legal Aid Agency Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) Standard. The latest award was achieved following an independent Quality Assurance Audit conducted by Recognising Excellence Ltd in March this year. Richard Silver Solicitors have been approved […]

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New Tougher MOT Tests Could Have Big Impact On Diesel Drivers

New Tougher MOT Tests Could Have Big Impact On Diesel Drivers

From 20th May 2018 MOT tests are changing. The changes will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles. There will be stricter limits for emissions from diesel cars with a diesel particulate filter (DPF). In addition, vehicles will fail if “smoke of any colour” can be seen from the exhaust, or if the […]

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Council’s Intended Use Policy For Taxi Drivers Ruled Unlawful

Council’s Intended Use Policy For Taxi Drivers Ruled Unlawful

In an important ruling, the High Court in Manchester recently ruled that a North West council’s intended use policy as regards private hire taxi licences was unlawful. In 2017 Knowsley Council had adopted a policy requiring taxi drivers to work predominantly in the council’s area. Private hire drivers faced revocation of their licence if they […]

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