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Christmas Opening Times 2019

December 17, 2019 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are open with a skeleton staff covering calls over the Christmas and New Year period. If you need to speak with an expert motoring lawyer you are encouraged to contact us to seek help from us immediately, rather than waiting until Thursday 2nd January 2020 when our offices are fully open. Our…

Understanding the procedure at the Police Station

November 29, 2019 0 0

Understanding the procedure at the Police Station / Your rights to an interpreter whilst at the Police Station- By Justyna Blazewicz If you are detained at the police station and English is not your first language you have the right to request an interpreter. This needs to be provided free of charge. This fundamental right…

E-Bikes and Motoring Law

November 14, 2019 0 0

After a recent trip to Amsterdam where cycling is akin to walking, I was persuaded by my other half, an avid road cyclist, to invest in my own electric bike. It seems, I am one of the thousands of people at the leading edge of this emerging industry as according to www.sportsindustry.biz 2.5 million bicycles were sold in the UK in…

Cycling Laws in the UK

November 13, 2019 0 0

Although there are traffic offences that apply to motor offences only, there are a number of laws that apply to ALL vehicles and therefore cyclists have to abide by them. Are cyclists permitted to cycle on the pavement? Although The Highways Act 1835 is now rather archaic, there is a section that remains good law…

“Close Pass” – The ramifications of driving too close to a cyclist

November 12, 2019 0 0

The Highway Code One of the biggest cause of conflict between cyclists and motorists is the room left for one another on the road especially when a motorist chooses to overtake a cyclist. The issue of motorists leaving sufficient room when overtaking was heavily publicised earlier this year after plain clothes police operations were implemented…

Young People and Motoring Offences

October 29, 2019 0 0

Most parents, guardians or carers would always want the best for their children and young people and to avoid any involvement with the criminal justice system…unless of course they wanted to become a lawyer! Unfortunately, many young people do find themselves on the wrong side of the law and although the police will usually deal…

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)

August 21, 2019 0 0

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 is a hugely important piece of legislation, brought in to establish a balance between the powers of the police and the rights of the public. The Act created a Code of Practice for police behaviour (PACE) in an attempt to restore the British public’s confidence in the police…

Bank Holiday Opening Times 26th August 2019

August 15, 2019 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are open over the bank holiday weekend. If you need to speak with an expert motoring lawyer you can seek help from us immediately, rather than waiting until Tuesday 27th August 2019 when our offices are fully open. Our freephone number 0800 1389 123 will be operative from 10am until 10pm over…

There’s More To Driving Than Meets The Eye (Sight)

July 19, 2019 0 0

Some of us have been known to put off the dreaded eye test for fear of being told it’s time to adorn some snazzy specs. However, be warned as your vanity in avoiding wearing glasses could mean that you break the law if you drive your vehicle when your eye sight does not meet the…

2019 Update on US Immigration Rules – Drink and Drug Driving Consequences

July 17, 2019 0 0

Most visitors to the USA travel on the Visa Waiver Program. To do this you usually have to obtain an online ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) for a fee. We posted an article about the impact of a drink driving arrest on your freedom to travel to the States back in 2017. However, recent…

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and (Exceptions Order) 1975 – 2019 Amendment

July 12, 2019 0 0

Changes to Rules on Disclosure of Convictions When applying for jobs, insurance or even a Visa, there are a number of rules in place about the disclosure of a conviction or caution for an offence. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (The Act) enables some convictions to become ‘spent’ after a rehabilitation period which, in…

Could “Man’s Best Friend” be your driving enemy?

June 21, 2019 0 0

Yes, you read that right! Your beloved pet could see you in serious legal “doo doo.” The pet market in the United Kingdom is one of the largest in Europe, with 45 percent of people claiming to own any pet in their house. So if you are one of the 45% this warning is for you, especially if you take your…

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