Motoring Offence Barristers
Barristers at 25 Bedford Row offer road traffic law expertise at the highest level. We are committed to achieving the best outcome for every client.
As part of our specialist criminal defence practice we are familiar with the complexities of the law regarding road traffic offences and will guide you through the investigation and prosecution with clear and comprehensive advice, whether or not you are at fault.
We understand the consequences that a conviction for a road traffic offence may have on a person’s personal and professional life. We frequently deal with the most sensitive and difficult road traffic cases involving fatal accidents.
What types of cases do 25 Bedford Row’s motoring law barristers take on?
We act for defendants in the full range of road traffic matters:
- Driving while disqualified
- Driving without a licence
- Driving with excess alcohol
- Failure to provide specimens (blood/breath/urine)
- Careless driving
- Causing death by careless driving
- Dangerous driving
- Causing death by dangerous driving
- Speeding and ‘totting up’ penalty points
- Applications for the return of licence following disqualification
- Driving without insurance
- Vehicle offences
- Appeals against conviction
- Appeals against driving ban or disqualification
Why choose a specialist motoring law barrister from 25 Bedford Row?
Our motoring barristers are specialist defence advocates. As a pre-eminent set of criminal defence barristers, we have unrivalled experience of defending criminal prosecutions, including for road traffic offences. We analyse the evidence in each case and help clients to navigate the complexities of road traffic law. We quickly recognise the issues and identify the best strategy in your case.
Our clients range from high-profile public figures, sportspeople and business people, to private individuals and young people. Most of our road traffic clients have no experience of the criminal justice system and we strive in every case to provide a first class service.
Why do I need a motoring law barrister?
Many clients are concerned about the impact of a conviction for a road-traffic offence. For example, drink driving is among the most common road traffic offences but is one of the few offences for which you can be sent to prison, receive a criminal conviction, and face mandatory dis-qualification from driving. A conviction can lead to the loss of employment and very high insurance premiums in the future. It is therefore essential to secure expert advice and representation at an early stage.
Our motoring law barristers are experts in the preparation and presentation of your defence and will work to mitigate the consequences of criminal charges.
What is the process of instructing a specialist motoring barrister?
It has never been easier for members of the public to instruct barristers by ‘Direct Access’ for legal advice and representation without the need for a solicitor. Simply get in touch with our clerks who can advise on whether Direct Access is appropriate for your case and recommend a barrister to assist.
Barristers may also be instructed through a solicitor. 25 Bedford Row has a good working relationship with solicitors and together will be able to help identify the most suitable road traffic barrister to deal with your case. If you have a motoring barrister in mind then you may ask your solicitor to instruct that barrister.
What is the Direct Access Scheme?
Members of the public seeking legal advice or representation can now approach a criminal defence barrister directly without the need to first engage the services of a solicitor.
To instruct a barrister directly, contact chambers by telephone or email with details of your case and your requirements. Our experienced clerks will advise on which barristers may be suitable and the likely cost.
Is it possible to get Legal Aid for motoring law barristers using the Direct Access Scheme?
Legal Aid is not available for direct access motoring law cases.
Their reputation for excellence is demonstrated by involvement in almost every recent major serious trial