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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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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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