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24
Apr 2019

Section: Criminal Law

What is a single justice procedure form, and what should I do if I receive one?

A Single Justice Procedure Form is a document that is sent out to you which sets out the motoring allegation against you and the evidence that a prosecutor such as the Police intends to rely on. The Form’s main purpose is to ask you what “plea” you wish to enter in relation to the allegation…

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24
Apr 2019

Section: Criminal Law

What are the penalties if I am caught drink driving

Drink driving is a serious offence which we have a wealth of experience in dealing with in a sensitive, non judgmental fashion. Drink driving and the penalties the Courts hand out are contained in the Sentencing Guidelines, which are contained in the link below:- https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/excess-alcohol If you are convicted of drink driving but this is…

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24
Apr 2019

Section: Criminal Law

Common road traffic issues

Here at Chadwick Lawrence our team deals with a wide variety of road traffic offences.  Some of these, such as drink or drug driving offences and speeding, can be serious.  However, there are a number of lower level offences which are easy to fall foul of and about which we also receive regular enquiries. These…

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24
Apr 2019

Section: Criminal Law

Road Rage

Sadly, we have all witnessed road rage in one way or another.  There is no offence called “road rage”, although the law has various offences which cover angry gestures, threatening behaviour, aggressive driving, and even assaults which take place. The lowest form of road rage is individuals who gesture or shout at one another and…

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24
Apr 2019

Section: Criminal Law

Forgotten to change the address on your driving licence?…Your questions answered

A document known as a “Notice of Intended Prosecution” is sent out to those who, for example, have been caught speeding by a speed camera.  The Notice will ask you to provide the driver details of who was driving the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence. The Police will send the Notice of…

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18
Apr 2019

How can employers be liable for its employees’ actions?

Employers can be liable for wrongful acts (or omissions) committed by its employees where there is a sufficiently close connection between the employees’ actions related to the employees ‘field of activities’, which falls outside the scope of the contractual relationship. This is commonly known as ‘vicarious liability’. The court will look at the nature of…

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