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Totter with 12 Penalty Points Avoids Disqualification with Exceptional Hardship Application

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this driver at an exceptional hardship hearing before the Magistrates. This driver had accrued 12 penalty points following 4 speeding offences and risked being a ‘totter’ with a mandatory 6 month disqualification. Millicent was able to persuade the Magistrates to find exceptional hardship in this instance […]

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Exceptional Hardship Found for Driver with 18 penalty points.

This driver, represented by barrister, Millicent Dooher, was summoned before the Magistrates’ Court following 6 speeding offences, and as such risked becoming a ‘totter’. Millicent successfully put forwards an argument of exceptional hardship, meaning the Driver was not disqualified at all, despite a total of 18 penalty points being endorsed […]

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Successful Exceptional Hardship application for HGV driver

Following a speeding offence in an HGV, this Driver faced being a ‘totter’ with 12 penalty points on his driving licence and a 6-month driving disqualification. The Driver was represented at the Magistrates’ Court by barrister Millicent Dooher, who was able to convince the Magistrates to impose a short ban […]

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Another Driver Avoids Disqualification for Totting after Successful Exceptional Hardship Argument

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this driver who was facing two speeding offences whilst already having 6 points on her licence for an offence with a mobile phone; the potential sentence was a 6-month disqualification for “totting”. Having mitigated on the offences themselves Helen Newbold then successfully made an application for […]

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Another Exceptional Hardship Success – Driver Avoids 6 Month Ban

Our barrister represented a driver facing a 6 month totting up disqualification, which was due to be imposed for reach 12 penalty points on his Licence. The speeding offence was dealt with a Nottingham Magistrates’ Court and our motoring lawyer Millicent Dooher presented the driver’s circumstances including the fact that […]

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Driver With 24 Points Avoids Disqualification

Our motoring solicitor Laura Newton represented a driver before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court who faced sentence for a number of driving offences. He already had 9 points endorsed on his licence and had been prosecuted for further speeding offences and red light offences. The cases had been linked to be dealt […]

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Exceptional Hardship – Totter Keeps Licence

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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Exceptional Hardship – LGV Driver Escapes Disqualification.

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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Saturday Court Success

In order to clear the backlog of Magistrates’ Courts work, there are now motoring Courts running most Saturdays at a number of locations to deal with drivers who face prosecution for motoring offences. We have represented drivers each weekend for a number of months. Most recently, our barrister attended at […]

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Exceptional Hardship – Disqualification Cut to 1 Month

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 […]

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