Road Traffic & Motoring Law

Careless & Inconsiderate Driving

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Careless & Inconsiderate Driving

Driving a motor vehicle “without due care and attention” or “without consideration of other drivers” is an offence pursuant to the Road Traffic Offences Act 1988.

In order to succeed in a prosecution for careless driving it must be shown that the Defendant was guilty of inattention, misjudgement or that the standard of driving fell [even momentarily] below that of a careful and prudent driver.  A standard of driving which falls below that advised in the Highway Code could potentially amount to careless driving.

Driving in an inconsiderate or selfish fashion may also amount to careless driving – for example driving unnecessarily in an overtaking lane, or driving aggressively to gain an advantage over other drivers may amount to inconsiderate driving.

Each case is assessed by the court objectively on its own facts – and the prosecution must prove their case to the criminal standard – beyond all reasonable doubt.

The police have the power to impose a fixed penalty at the scene of the incident – but you are not obliged to accept this.  The penalties upon any conviction in court will include penalty points endorsed upon your licence together with a fine and contribution towards prosecution costs.  The court has discretion to impose a period of disqualification from driving for any moving vehicle violation.

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This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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