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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…

Jury Trials in the balance

Jury Trials in the balance

March 20, 2020 0 0

We are faced with unprecedented times with the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although keeping the emergency services (police/fire/ambulance) operating is clearly essential, there is also a fight to keep our justice system from breaking down. Trials do not always run smoothly at the best of times and now with the Coronavirus our justice…

Coming to court or tribunal during the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 and the Courts

March 16, 2020 0 0

Whilst the country seems to be heading towards social distancing and even lockdown for some sectors of society, it remains unclear whether trials and court hearings generally will be cancelled. The current guidance from the government is as follows: GOV.UK Coronavirus Covid-19 and the Courts We are continuing to review the guidance issued and should…

Your Rights at the Police Station

Your Rights at the Police Station

March 12, 2020 0 0

When the police have either detained a person or are investigating an allegation, there is a possibility that an interview could take place. In most drink and drug driving cases, there will be no interview. However, usually only where there are missing pieces of key information, the police will try to close the gaps in…

Manual of Guidance Drink and Drug Driving (MGDD Forms)

February 6, 2020 0 0

The Manual of Guidance on Drink and Drugs, more commonly known as the MGDD, is a set of forms used by the police when dealing with drink driving and drug driving offences. They contain the procedure that should be followed, as well as the questions that should be asked. The forms also contain the crucial…

Christmas Opening Times 2019

December 17, 2019 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are open with a skeleton staff covering calls over the Christmas and New Year period. If you need to speak with an expert motoring lawyer you are encouraged to contact us to seek help from us immediately, rather than waiting until Thursday 2nd January 2020 when our offices are fully open. Our…

Understanding the procedure at the Police Station

November 29, 2019 0 0

Understanding the procedure at the Police Station / Your rights to an interpreter whilst at the Police Station- By Justyna Blazewicz If you are detained at the police station and English is not your first language you have the right to request an interpreter. This needs to be provided free of charge. This fundamental right…

E-Bikes and Motoring Law

November 14, 2019 0 0

After a recent trip to Amsterdam where cycling is akin to walking, I was persuaded by my other half, an avid road cyclist, to invest in my own electric bike. It seems, I am one of the thousands of people at the leading edge of this emerging industry as according to www.sportsindustry.biz 2.5 million bicycles were sold in the UK in…

Cycling Laws in the UK

November 13, 2019 0 0

Although there are traffic offences that apply to motor offences only, there are a number of laws that apply to ALL vehicles and therefore cyclists have to abide by them. Are cyclists permitted to cycle on the pavement? Although The Highways Act 1835 is now rather archaic, there is a section that remains good law…

“Close Pass” – The ramifications of driving too close to a cyclist

November 12, 2019 2 0

The Highway Code One of the biggest cause of conflict between cyclists and motorists is the room left for one another on the road especially when a motorist chooses to overtake a cyclist. The issue of motorists leaving sufficient room when overtaking was heavily publicised earlier this year after plain clothes police operations were implemented…

Young People and Motoring Offences

October 29, 2019 0 0

Most parents, guardians or carers would always want the best for their children and young people and to avoid any involvement with the criminal justice system…unless of course they wanted to become a lawyer! Unfortunately, many young people do find themselves on the wrong side of the law and although the police will usually deal…

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