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Facing A 12 Points Driving Ban?
We are experts in avoiding totting up disqualification by arguing Exceptional Hardship...

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"I could see that you were a master of your game and I was happy to have a master player on my side." S.R. London

"I want to thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart: you have proved nothing is impossible, your capabilities and dedication managed to save my licence in a matter of just two days." VD Slough.

We represented an individual who accepted that he had committed the offence and would have totted up to well over twelve points thereby triggering an automatic 6 month ban. We advised on what documentation he needed to obtain so that we could present his case in the fullest possible light. If banned, he would have lost his job and so would his wife in which event they would have been unable to keep their home. The court imposed no ban at all and just a modest fine. He can continue driving.

We also represented a professional in respect of whom driving was important to his career. He lived rurally and we managed to show that if he had been banned, he would have had to give up his business and that others would have suffered substantially as a result. He receveived no ban and a modest fine. He can continue driving.

12 Points On Licence - Can You Still Drive?

The answer is... it depends on when the points were accrued and if within 3 years, whether or not you succeed on your exceptional hardship argument. One of our recent clients answers this question - he faced a driving ban having ended up with 13 points on his licence and was represented by one of our barristers, we having already given very detailed advice and guidance on steps he needed to take before the hearing, by which stage he already had the optimal chance of succeeding:

"Having driven for over forty years, the prospect of a six month driving ban was too awful to contemplate, meaning an end to my business and all that that involved. I considered representing myself, but then having found your website and having phoned you I felt reassured that I was in safe hands. I had no idea that motoring law had so many twists and turns! Your reassuring presence and knowledge at court was essential. Your expertise at presenting my case was also evident. I'm pretty sure that without your help I would be on the buses. Thanks again!" NK, Oxford.

Of course the starting point is that if the endorsements on your licence reach 12 points within three years then the court will disqualify you for a minimum of 6 months unless you can show 'exceptional hardship'.

We will be totally straight with you in the beginning as to whether you have a good substantial argument that you can probably succeed on. And then, we will represent you to the highest standard.

Driving Ban - Should I Represent Myself?

In our view, whilst you have every right to represent yourself as a litigant in person, we would hardly ever recommend it. However, if you are determined to follow this route we offer our "Barrister Assist" service whereby we assess your prospects of success, put in place all of the necessary arguments and advise on all of the appropriate steps to be taken. You then attend at court yourself, armed with our assistance. We even give you a full script of what you need to say to the Magistrates. This is much better than simply turning up and hoping to persuade the court.

However, by far the best route is to have representation. Many clients think about representing themselves but then feel very happy that they didn't!

We have often, whilst waiting for our client's hearing to be 'called on' to be dealt with by the Magistrates, sat at the back of court and heard people representing themselves on an 'exceptional hardship' argument. In our experience, such a litigant in person is unfortunately very rarely successful.... as success is all about knowing the procedure, the right tests to be applied and satisfied and, bluntly, sensing and navigating through the way the Magistrates are thinking on that particular day. Only applied legal experience can assist in that regard.

To see how we can help you today, you can contact us now via the web form at the top of this page or simply call us. We would love to hear from you and a lawyer will call you back to discuss your case, for free.

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