Day: September 27, 2017

Let’s Bring You Up to Speed on Speeding Solicitors

A solicitor is a practitioner with legal qualifications who deal in legal matters. A speeding solicitor is a legal practitioner who will defend you against speeding charges and offences. Living in the fast lane may be fun for some but seeing those flashing lights behind you isn’t. Besides paying for the ticket, you can be required to go into court to handle the matter. There has been a 1000% increase in the distance travelled by car or van in the UK alone in the past 60 years according to gov.uk.

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The only document that requires you to attend court is a summons. Before you attend court and make your plead, it is important that you receive disclosures of any evidence found against you. Receiving a court summons for a driving offence means you should not need to attend before you have the evidence against you.

It is important to see all witness statements, data sheets, videos, photos, and any other evidence that can be provided against you as well as a Schedule of Unused Material which lists evidence the police have that they do not want you to see. You then can make a defence statement application to receive additional disclosure.

Pleading guilty because you feel threatened or want to get the process over quickly will mean that you will never be able to know or check evidence against you. Take legal advice before making decisions on the matter to best guide you on what to do to make the process easier.

  • You can plead guilty at any time so don’t lose out on viewing the evidence.
  • The Legal process of Driving Offences
  • Policed stopped you and you were given a verbal or written NIP.
  • After driver identification, you will have a fixed penalty (3 points and a £50 fine).
  • You may have to complete a speed awareness course.
  • If this is passed on or not offered, a court case may occur.
  • A Summons arrives, requiring you to attend and plead.
  • Pleading guilty will sentence you in the same hearing.
  • Pleading not guilty sets a future date where the CPS makes disclosure of the evidence.
  • If the CPS fails to disclose evidence in time or if evidence is poor, the case may collapse.

Speeding defence law can get complicated and take months to reach trial. Consult a solicitor for advice about it.

Do you need legal advice?
This information is general assistance and not legal advice. Contact a solicitor for proper legal advice before acting on any information here or anywhere else. Think carefully about representing yourself because, (unless you do your own dentistry and make your own paper), it will not cost you a huge amount to get legal advice beforehand. If you are required to go to court, it is best to have a professional represent you. Ask the specialist about their experience and see if you are comfortable talking to them.

  • If you are unsure about any processes and proceedings
  • If you need any information about how to handle your case

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 10% of injury collisions reported were due to speeding with 13% resulting in severe injury, and 24% in death. Don’t let your need for speed get ahead of you, but if it does, contact a speeding solicitor today.

What You Need To Consider In A Professional Negligence Solicitors

Professionals are required to have some degree of expertise when advising their client. The client should demand to receive a high standard of treatment. When things don’t always work out this way, people become afraid to question the methods of the professional and negligence can often go unpunished. For professional negligence solicitors, you should put the following into consideration.

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1. Know what kind of solicitor you need
There are lots of different types of solicitors out there, specialising in different areas of law. Whatever your legal problem is, you need to be sure that the solicitor you hire has experience in dealing with your case. So think about what your legal problem is. Do you need a solicitor who specializes in family law and childcare issues or maybe one who specializes in commercial property? Perhaps you need help in more than one area of law, for example, you may need advice on what legal business structure you should use for a new business and on protecting your intellectual property. Think about exactly what type of legal expertise you require before you start your search.

2. Decide what type of Law Firm you need
Now you know what type of solicitor you need, your next step is to decide the law firm that is best for you. There are lots of different kinds of law firms, and these can vary greatly regarding size, price and legal services provided. Smaller law firms are often believed to be the most competitively priced (although this is not always the case). Niche law firms, who only specialize in one specific area of law, are a good choice if you know you only require help in one legal area, such as employment or intellectual property. If you need help in more than one legal area, a “full-service law firm” may be your best option.

3. Find Law firms and Solicitors
Now you have an idea of what type of solicitor and law firm you need your next job is to find them. Most solicitors nowadays will have a website and a lot of firms advertise online. However, it is often the firms with the biggest marketing budgets which appear at the top of a Google search, and these may not always be the best fit for you or offer the most competitive price. There are lots of solicitor’s directory websites which let you search for solicitor’s firms. Almost all of these require solicitors to pay to be listed with them.

4. Ask Solicitors for Quotes
Once you have found solicitors, who can help you it is a good idea to ask for quotes. Most solicitors will charge you in one of two ways: according to their hourly fee or according to a pre-agreed fixed fee quote. Solicitors tend to provide fixed fee quotes for legal work where they can roughly predict the level of work and time which will be involved.

5. Compare Solicitors and Choose the Best one
You now need to compare your solicitors alongside their quotes and decide which is best. It is also a good idea to check whether a law firm has been awarded any quality marks by their regulator, the Law Society. Law firms will usually advertise any quality marks they have been awarded on their website. Comparing the experience of the solicitor who will be dealing with your case is also important. Most solicitors will be happy to tell you about their relevant experience.