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“Boy Racer” – Jury Returns “Not Guilty” Verdict to Count of Dangerous Driving

This defendant, represented by Barrister Harry Bowyer was charged on an indictment, along with three others, on a single count of dangerous driving. The allegation was that they had been seen by police racing along the A38 at speeds of over 100mph. The driving complained of lasted less than 2 […]

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Company with 41.83% overload escapes with a £1500 fine

This company, represented at the Magistrates court by barrister, Millicent Dooher, had been stopped by the DVSA and found to have a 30.86% overload on the vehicle and 41.83% overload on the second axel. The sentence for an overload is a level 5 fine (unlimited). The fine is calculated for […]

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Prosecution Drop 28 Charges Under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 after SBC Representations

This Company Director, represented in the Crown Court by barrister Harry Bowyer, was charged with 28 offences of using a false instrument and three offences of making a false record. He had reported his driver card as lost and applied for a replacement. When he found the original instead of […]

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TfL Private Hire Licence Retained by Driver Following Allegation of Dangerous Driving

Written representations were made by Millicent Dooher, barrister, to Transport for London following an allegation of dangerous driving and 15 safety related complaints arising from this driver’s conduct over 3 years. Through the representations that were made, Millicent was able to convince TfL to allow the continuation of this driver’s […]

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Driver Avoids Jail After Manipulating His Analogue Tachograph Head to Create False Records

This driver was before the Crown Court having pleaded guilty to manipulating his analogue tachograph head to create false records. He was represented by Millicent Dooher at the Crown Court who, through both mitigation and submissions on case law persuaded the Judge to suspend the period of imprisonment. These offences […]

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Driver Avoids Jail for Multiple False Records

Solicitor Laura Newton represented a HGV driver who was prosecuted for 11 offences of False Records involving removing the Driver Card from the Tachograph in order to disguise excess hours being driven / insufficient breaks. The usual starting point for multiple offences in a custodial sentence of 6-12 months, being […]

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Transport Manager Maintains Good Repute Following Public Inquiry

Having been called to the Traffic Commissioner, this Transport Manager, represented by barrister Millicent Dooher,  was able to maintain her good repute despite failings with the maintenance of the vehicles and questions being raised about the Transport Manager’s continuous and effective control throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Following evidence and representations […]

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Another Totter Keeps Licence – Successful Exceptional Hardship Application

Following a speeding offence and an offence of no insurance, this driver was faced with being a ‘totter’ with 12 penalty points to be endorsed on his licence. Following an application for exceptional hardship by barrister Millicent Dooher, this driver was able to avoid any period of disqualification.

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LGV Driver Escapes Disqualification Following Exceptional Hardship Application.

This driver was represented by Barrister Millicent Dooher. The driver was in possession of 9 penalty points on his driving licence and was facing an additional 3 points and a disqualification for being a ‘totter’ with 12 penalty points. As this driver was a professional driver of LGVs it was […]

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Yet Another Successful Exceptional Hardship Application

Barrister, Millicent Dooher represented this driver who had 9 penalty points on his driving licence and was faced with an additional 10-12 points following 3 additional driving offences. Millicent Dooher was able to convince the Magistrates’ to impose a 1-month disqualification instead of a 6-month disqualification. No penalty points were […]

Criminal Defence Comments Off on Yet Another Successful Exceptional Hardship Application

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