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Motoring offences

Road Traffic – The Specialist Motoring Offence Solicitors

The law surrounding road traffic matters is increasingly complex.  Anybody facing points on their licence would benefit from specialist advice as soon as possible.  This is  particularly important for those who drive for a living and new drivers.  

Our team of Solicitors have many years experience of representing drivers in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

We are specialists in exceptional hardship.  By law if you accumulate 12 penalty points or more within a 3 year period you will be summonsed to appear before the Magistrates Court to face disqualification for a minimum period of 6 months.  This is commonly known as “totting” up.

Many motorist find themselves in this position and are not aware that they can make an application to the Court to ask them not to disqualify them on the grounds of “exceptional hardship”.  Exceptional hardship would usually involve real hardship to the motorist or other people who will be affected if the motorist is disqualified.  Courts often hear these applications and always examine any request not to disqualify a motorist.  It is therefore important that any application is thoroughly prepared and presented alongside any supporting evidence.

We can offer both advice and representation on all motoring matters including: 

•    “totting” up procedures
•    Speeding
•    Careless driving
•    Dangerous driving
•    Death by careless/dangerous driving
•    Excess alcohol driving or in charge 
•    Using a mobile phone whilst driving
•    Failing to give details of a driver
•    Failing to provide a specimen
•    Fail to stop after an accident or report an accident

At Paul Robinson Solicitors we specialise in applications for Exceptional Hardship and understand that the prospect of losing your licence and any consequences can have a huge impact upon your employment, home and family.

We have an impressive record for successfully arguing exceptional hardship and avoiding disqualification.

We can also offer advice on the new driver provisions and when a new driver is at risk of losing their licence.

We offer an initial consultation at a fixed fee of £115 +VAT where any concerns can be discussed and advice given.  If the case does proceed to Court and the matter is not eligible for public funding/  Legal Aid then we offer fixed fees for private paying clients.  This will give our clients the assurance that there are no hidden costs.  
Asking for advice as soon as you become aware of a problem could not only save you money but could also save your driving licence and livelihood.
We offer expert representation and free independent advice at the police station 24 hours a day.  
We offer specialist expertise relating to road traffic law – simplifying complex matters and protecting your driving licence.
If you have any questions or need help with any matter during office hours (9am – 5:30pm) then please phone our main switch boards on 01702 338 338 or 01277 500 123 and speak to one of our motoring specialists.  For our out of hours number which is for emergency assistance and advice which includes bank holidays and weekend, please phone our emergency number on 01702 342525.


Get in touch today

Our motoring offence specialists are happy to advise.
Call us on 01702 338338 (Westcliff Office) or 01277 500123 (Billericay Office).

Serena Berry
Associate Solicitor
Hannah Branton
Michelle Breindel
Charlotte Davison
Georgia Dinallo
Emma Grewock
Senior Associate
Laura Mcleod
Madeleine Oakley
Trainee Solicitor

A very professional service

I would like to congratulate the solicitor who represented me in Basildon Magistrates Court November the 18th. A very professional service I received and I was very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely use Paul Robinson solicitors again should I need to do so. Thank you very much and wishing you all the best for the future.
Mr H

A no nonsense approach but professional at the same time

I must say how fantastic and strong you were yesterday a very professional and solid approach you delivered - who knows if you weren’t there what could have happened.  I thank you so much I really mean that . You had fire in your blood Laura, a no nonsense approach but professional at the same time, I was proud to have you supporting me. I’m trying to start life again today with a positive attitude as yours is.  It must be rewarding knowing you helped someone, who had no hope, no vision of the future, to turn it around for them as you have for me . Thank you so much I mean that.
Mr S

Prompt and Concise Response

Thank you for your prompt and concise response. That certainly makes things very clear and straight forward. Overall thank you for all your help and advice……. Should I need a solicitor in the future I will be sure to call your firm
Mr K

Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP. Highly professional and going the extra mile.

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