5 Paper Buildings Road Traffic Barristers


Client caught doing 91mph keeps license and job

Joshua Normanton recently represented a client who was caught doing 91mph in a goods vehicle on a road with a 50mph speed limit. This was a strong case for disqualification and the...
05 May 2016

Licence kept following 'expectional hardship' argument
Carolina Bracken represented a client who pleaded guilty to driving at 76mph in a 50mph zone. Her client had to come to court as he already had 9 penalty points on his licence, and therefore fell to be disqualified as a 'totter' (someone who has 12 or more...
01 March 2016

Speeder avoids disqualification
Carolina Bracken's client pleaded guilty to driving at 102mph in a 70mph zone. He had to come to court rather than accept his penalty administratively as there was a risk of disqualification due to his speed. Following mitigation, the magistrates decided that...
25 February 2016

Drink Driving Aquittal
Carolina Bracken represented a client charged with driving with excess alcohol. The police officer who arrested the defendant gave evidence that he noticed the defendant's breath smelled strongly of alcohol, his eyes were glazed, and he was unsteady on his...
08 October 2015

Stephen Fry's partner represented by Mark Wyeth QC in driving case
Mark Wyeth QC recently represented Elliot Spencer, the partner of Stephen Fry, at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court in South Wales. ...
07 January 2015