Road Traffic & Motoring

Road Traffic & Motoring


33 Bedford Row provides high quality advice and advocacy at all levels of Crime in all levels of criminal courts across the country and abroad. Our barristers undertake some of the most serious or complex cases some of which will attract significant media attention.

Members of the Criminal Practice Group have considerable experience dealing with the full range of motoring offences, some of areas are shown below, on behalf of individuals and those relating to commercial vehicles:

  • Driving while disqualified
  • Driving without a valid licence and/or insurance policy
  • Driving with excess alcohol
  • Drunk in charge
  • Failure to provide specimens for analysis
  • Careless driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Speeding
  • ‘Totting-up’ disqualifications
  • Fatal collisions
  • Hearings before the Traffic Commissioner

Whatever the charge our barristers offer a confidential and non-judgmental service. Some motoring cases can attract media attention. Many may involve complex legal argument, extensive investigations and engaging experts. Our barristers work tirelessly to ensure the client is properly advised at every stage of the case.  We pride ourselves on being able to evaluate the evidence, present complex legal arguments, and present the most effective case on behalf of our clients.

Members of 33 Bedford Row understand that motoring offences can be an area of law that requires sensitivity, clarity and professionalism. We can offer barristers that have experience at all levels whatever the complexity. Barristers that specialise in this area will often carry out meticulous preparation and it would be our advice would be to engage a barrister at the early stages of a case to ensure that a client’s case is managed as effectively from the outset.

Some motoring offences may be suitable for direct access. That is where members of the public may now go directly to a barrister without having to involve an instructing solicitor or other intermediary. Although the barrister’s role remains essentially the same, members of the public may instruct a barrister directly through the public access scheme. The main advantage of the public access scheme is that it could potentially save you money whilst giving you access to the Bar, since you would be paying for a barrister only instead of a barrister and solicitor. In order to see if your case may suitable please contact the clerks.

Road Traffic & Motoring Barristers