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Updating the DVLA Your Questions Answered

October 21, 2020 0 0

You may have seen our Director, Jeanette Miller, appear on Watchdog on the One Show on the 6th August 2020 discussing your options regarding the DVLA delays due to COVID19. Since then, we have had an influx of questions regarding you, as a driver, not updating the DVLA with information such as your name change…

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors Turns 20 today!

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors Turns 20 today!

October 1, 2020 0 0

Motoring Law - What a silly idea In October 2000 I recall receiving a text message on my Nokia mobile (remember them?!) from my Dad that had clearly been sent to his entire address book, saying something along the lines that he was setting up a new firm specialising solely in motoring law and to…

Car Insurance – What does it cover and other Frequently Asked Questions?

September 10, 2020 0 0

It is a legal requirement to have an insurance policy if you own a vehicle. Section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 requires that a person must have at least third party insurance in place when driving a motor vehicle on public roads. There are many different types of insurance and what the policy…

Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Times 31st August 2020

August 28, 2020 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are open this bank holiday Monday 31st August. If you need to speak with an expert motoring lawyer you can seek help from us immediately, rather than waiting until the following Tuesday 1st September. Our freephone number 0800 1389 123 will be operative from 10am until 10pm over the bank holiday weekend.…

Our Statistics Scrutinised

August 28, 2020 0 0

Case Statistics When advising you about the right strategy for you in your case, we take into account numerous factors including the case type, location, facts of the case, evidence, your own personal objectives and concerns and last but definitely not least, our own track record as proven by our statistics and data analysis. Wikipedia…

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LBC Radio Interview about Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) Technology

August 19, 2020 0 0

MD Jeanette Miller talks to Nick Ferrari on LBC Radio about the government consultation to introduce Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology on the UK’s roads. Jeanette, a Tesla owner herself, outlines her thoughts on the capabilities of the new technology, its shortcomings and the impact on our Road Traffic Laws.

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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…

DVLA Delays Watchdog

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…

DVLA Delays Covid 19

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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How to Measure Tread Depth

July 15, 2020 0 0

The Law The legal requirement for the condition of car tyres is outlined in The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 as follows: “A wheeled motor vehicle or trailer wheel of which is fitted with a pneumatic tyre shall not be used on a road, if- The grooves of the tread pattern of the…

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