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DVLA back down over refusal to issue driving licence

Following a rarely used legal procedure, Richard Silver Solicitors have won back a client’s driving licence which the DVLA had refused to issue on medical grounds. In desperate need of a licence for his work, and after a recommendation by another client, the driver approached us. As a result of our intervention and an Appeal to the Magistrates’ […]

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M42 sign error latest news

Since our last post, a number of speeding convictions at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court and Solihull Magistrates Court have been quashed. This was despite objections from the Crown Prosecution Service. These cases are now listed for trial. If you may be affected, and would like advice about your legal options, you should contact Richard Silver […]

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M42/M6 Variable Speed Limit Sign Error Latest News

On 22nd March 2013 a Judge at Leamington Spa Crown Court said that motorists who have been prosecuted for speeding in connection with the M6/M42 variable speed limit cameras should be able to apply to the Magistrates’ Court to re-open their cases. HHJ Orme said “It would be inequitable to deny those convicted the opportunity […]

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Sign error on M42 motorway may mean convictions invalid

UPDATE: Further information on this news item can be found here. Thousands of speeding convictions on the M42 motorway could be overturned because the variable speed limit signs did not comply with regulations. Convictions going back over 6 years to 2006 could be affected. The signs were on the M42 between junctions 3a to seven […]

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Proposed 80 mph limit likely to be scrapped

Overall speed limits have remained unchanged for many years. Although there was some talk last year of an increase to 80mph, recent newspaper reports have suggested a change of heart by the coalition. Speed limits were first introduced as long ago as 1865. Between 1865 and 1896 locomotives on the road had to be preceded […]

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