here is our

Latest News

What is the statutory warning and how does it affect me?
If you’ve been charged with drink driving – or drug driving – then you should have heard the statutory warning just before you blew into the evidential breath machine (EBM) read more...
Special reasons: somebody spiked my drink with alcohol
Drink spiking (or lacing as lawyers call it) is the Schrödinger’s Cat of motoring law. On the one hand, we all know that it happens and that the police and read more...
Case report: special reasons, laced drinks
Background We were instructed to represent JMM, a first-year university student, who had been arrested for drink driving after a night out with friends. Police spotted JMM’s people-filled car driving read more...
Case report: attention to detail wins the day
One of the most oft overlooked elements in motoring law is the law itself – that’s not to say that courts and lawyers don’t worry about the fundamentals of offences read more...
Duress: does it apply to drink driving cases?
There is a common belief among solicitors, barristers and even some judges that if you get behind the wheel of a car while you are over the drink driving limit read more...
Special reasons
May 18 2020

Special reasons

Special reasons are a concept that applies in cases where a defendant is facing an obligatory driving disqualification – that is to say a ban that the court must impose read more...
Challenging expert evidence
Opinion evidence is not generally admissible as evidence at trial. Expert evidence is a form of opinion evidence that is excluded from the general rule where it meets all the read more...
Case report: drug driving acquittal
There are strict rules governing the admissibility of expert evidence. In this case, the prosecution obtain forensic evidence that did not comply with those rules and were forced to drop read more...
What powers do police have to stop vehicles?
A common complaint we hear is that the police officer who arrested our client had no reason for stopping them in the first place. So, what powers do the police read more...
What is a road?
May 12 2020

What is a road?

It’s pretty obvious what we mean by a road, isn’t it? When we talk about a road in everyday conversation we might use the word to mean a street, a read more...
Can a police officer arrest you inside your home for drink driving?
Police officers have wide ranging powers to enter premises, but their powers are not unlimited and are subject to restraint by the law; an officer misusing his or her powers read more...
Coronavirus Announcement
Natually we will avoid any avoidable face to face meetings during this time, but we're still here to help when you need it. read more...