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Delays in the court system – Covid-19

August 12, 2020 0 0

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on how the courts have operated in the UK. Funding in the criminal justice system over the past few years led to severe backlogs in how cases are processed and dealt with in the courts. This has been further exacerbated by the coronavirus with the backlog reaching…

COVID-19 – Driving life slowly returning

August 7, 2020 0 0

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased, more and more people are now taking to the roads once again, with some of us having been off the roads for several months. The Department for Transport (DfT) have been publishing statistics on the usage of transport throughout the pandemic, which you can view here. There is…

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DVLA Delays Watchdog on the One Show with Jeanette Miller

August 6, 2020 0 0

Jeanette Miller talks about the DVLA delays in processing driving licence applications on Watchdog on the One Show. The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) seems to have been hit very hard with the impact of Covid-19 social distancing requirements. For more information about this please read our article DVLA Delays and COVID-19. We have…

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DVLA Delays and COVID-19

August 4, 2020 0 0

The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) seems to have been hit very hard with the impact of Covid-19 social distancing requirements. The DVLA contact centre is based on a single site in Swansea, Wales. Due to strict 2 metre Social Distancing requirements the site has suffered issues of short staff since March 2020 and…

Court Buildings – Wearing of Face Coverings

Court Buildings – Wearing of Face Coverings

July 24, 2020 0 0

The latest guidance on the use of facemasks in court buildings hot off the press here: Update from HMCTS: The following direction has been issued by HMCTS this evening (23.07.20). I’m writing to inform you that from Monday 27 July 2020 we are asking all court and tribunal users to wear a face covering in…

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The Return of Driving Tests in England

July 14, 2020 0 0

The start of the coronavirus pandemic saw the closure of pubs, hairdressers and other non-essential aspects of day to day life. For thousands of nervous people waiting to take their driving test, this was also postponed. However, with the recent easing of the lockdown rules, now not only can you go for a haircut or…

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Covid-19 – Driving Courses

July 10, 2020 0 0

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, various driving courses were suspended in order to protect the public’s health and reduce the risks of spreading the virus. The vast majority of courses have now been transferred online for defendants to complete within the designated time scales. There have been some updates in relation to certain…

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Covid-19 – Drinking at Home

April 8, 2020 0 0

On Monday 23 March 2020, Boris Johnson advised that the nation was under lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak. People are only permitted currently to leave their home to: Buy food or medicine; Do exercise; or Travel to work as a key worker or where no alternative arrangements can be made. The restrictions, whilst necessary…

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Variation of Police Bail Condtions: Covid-19

April 3, 2020 0 0

Do you currently have bail conditions imposed?Are you having difficultly complying with these conditions or putting others at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic?We may be able to get your bail conditions varied whatever offence you are currently being investigated or charged with.Common Bail Conditions If you are given bail, you might have to agree…

Application for early return of licence – Key Workers

April 3, 2020 0 0

Are you currently a key worker and serving a driving disqualification?Are you having difficultly getting to work in the COVID-19 pandemic?We may be able to get your driving disqualification cut short.The Law Section 42 of Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 states if you are serving a driving disqualification it may be possible to apply for…

Covid-19: MOT exemptions

March 27, 2020 0 0

The Department for Transport have announced that vehicle owners will be granted MOT exemption in light of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The temporary exemption has been granted to allow vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work and for people to get essential food and medicine. Exemption All cars, vans…

Covid-19 – do I need to attend court?

March 25, 2020 0 0

With the current Covid-19 pandemic, the justice system has also been reviewing ways that it can continue to operate effectively and efficiently. The main guidance coming from the HM Courts and Tribunals is that for the time being, the Magistrates’ Courts will continue to operate mostly as normal. There are proposed changes however, in the…

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