Road Traffic & Motoring Law

Driving Whilst Uninsured

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Driving Whilst Uninsured

It is a criminal offence to drive a motor vehicle on a road without a qualifying insurance policy in force – Road Traffic Act 1988.

The legislation imposes an absolute liability.  It is for the Defendant to prove that he is insured or that one of the limited defences apply.  The Defences include that the Defendant did not own the vehicle or was not in possession of it, that he was using the vehicle in the course of employment. It is worth noting that contracts of insurance are contracts of “utmost good faith”.  Taking out a contract of motor insurance and [for example] failing to disclose a previous conviction or a medical condition would not only render the insurance invalid but also expose you to risk of prosecution for this offence.

It is unwise to assume that if your vehicle is insured on a “fully comprehensive” basis you will be insured to drive other vehicles on a “third party” basis.  Always check with your insurance company.

Upon conviction the court must award penalty points. Disqualification from driving and the imposition of a fine is discretionary.

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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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