Road Traffic Solicitors

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Motoring offences can have a significant impact on your personal and professional life. Richard Nelson LLP’s specialist lawyers are experienced in road traffic offences, providing advice and representation for people facing prosecution.

Road Traffic Defence Lawyers

Our road traffic solicitors have years of experience defending people who are facing criminal road traffic allegations. Richard Nelson LLP has an experienced team, lead by Richard Etherington and Louise O’Driscoll, who are able to assist you with all aspects of road traffic prosecutions from totting disqualifications to death by dangerous driving. The team has a high success rate and our client testimonials demonstrate the importance of having a road traffic defence lawyer involved from an early stage.

We can offer flexible appointments at a time that suits you and a face-to-face conference where you will receive excellent advice and guidance prior to the interview or hearing date.

Being a national law firm, we can accommodate police interviews and court hearings across the country and provide a tailored service to your needs. You will be assigned a solicitor who will be your first point of reference so that you have consistency in your case and can establish a sound working relationship.

How our Road Traffic Solicitors can help

Our road traffic defence lawyers advise and represent individuals on a comprehensive range of driving offences, including drink driving, dangerous driving and speeding. So, whether you have received a NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution), been invited in for an interview under caution by the police, summoned for an offence, or been charged and bailed to attend Court, get in touch with our legal team and we’ll be able to give you expert legal advice.

Your road traffic solicitor will provide you with advice that will always be in your best interests and designed to ensure the best possible outcome for you. Making an initial enquiry won’t cost you anything, but allows us to advise you as to your options and if you want to defend any allegations, the likelihood of you being able to do so successfully.

COVID-19 and Road Traffic Offences

As the country begins to prepare for life after lockdown, it is important to consider the legacy of COVID-19 regarding road traffic offences. Accumulating 12 penalty points or more will see the Court consider disqualification for a minimum of 6 months unless an exceptional hardship argument is successfully advanced to the Court. The country has undergone huge changes in its working practices with less reliance on office-based and face to face working. Factors that once may have been considered ‘exceptional’ may no longer hold the same gravity in the eyes of the Court because the loss of a driving licence will not necessarily result in the individual losing their job.

It has never been more important to seek advice and guidance as to how best to present your argument to the Court and our dedicated team are on hand to assist you.

Read our pricing information and solicitor fees for road traffic and motoring offences.


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Contact us if you would like to speak to one of our expert transport solicitors about any of the above in strict confidence and without obligation:

  • Request a free call back using the form on the right
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  • Phone us during office hours on 0333 888 4040
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Who Can Help You?

Steve Roberts


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Jacqui Callan


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Richard Etherington

Associate and Higher Courts Advocate

Louise O'Driscoll


Ben Shellard

Legal Assistant

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What we do...

Our expert motoring defence lawyers have experience in defending all motoring and road traffic related offences including:

  • E-Scooter Law & Prosecutions

  • Excess Alcohol (drink driving)

  • Death by dangerous driving

  • Failing to Provide a Specimen

  • Drunk In Charge

  • Careless Driving (Driving without Due Care and Attention)

  • Dangerous Driving

  • Speeding

  • Driving whilst Disqualified

  • Failure Offences

  • Use of Mobile Phones

  • Totting Up / 12 Point Disqualifications

  • Vehicle Offences – Overloading, defective parts etc

  • Inquests

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