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What to do if DVLA have revoked your driving licence

DVLA have wide powers to revoke a driving licence. DVLA revocation can be for a number of reasons. It can be a stressful time when you find out that you no longer have a licence. If you are looking for free guidance on this, we strongly recommend that you explore the free resources available to assist with understanding the procedures you should follow:

A Guide To Driving Licences RevisedDriving Licences Gov.ukFind a legal advice clinic near you

Costs Explained

Sometimes the solution to your driving licence revocation is more complex and you may need a solicitor to help you. We offer representation on the following staged price basis:

StagesFinest Bronze Package
1. We will obtain the correspondence that has passed between you and the DVLA to date and draft written representations to the DVLA if appropriate.£2,000 plus VAT (£2,400)
2. If representations are not possible without medical evidence/medical records, we charge and additional agreed fee to for obtaining medical records and/or a medical report and drafting further representations to the DVLA.£2,000 plus VAT (£2,400)
3. If representations to the DVLA are not successful, we will draft an application to the Magistrates’ Court and attend the hearing.£3,000 plus VAT (£3,600) Refresher fee of £1,000 plus VAT

Here are some of the common reasons for revocation along with suggestions of how to deal with them

Licence expired due to age

Most UK driving licences expire automatically when the driver reaches the age of 70.

It is quite easy to renew your licence. The process is free and most people can complete it online here. You will need to renew your licence every 3 years.

You will need to meet all of these criteria to use the online service:

  • your British licence has expired – or it’s going to expire within 90 days
  • you’re a resident of Great Britain (there’s a different service in Northern Ireland)
  • you meet the minimum eyesight requirement
  • you aren’t prevented from driving for any reason

If your doctor has told you not to drive then you will need to tell DVLA. See the medical revocation section below if this happens.

Licence revoked for medical reasons

If DVLA think that you are not fit to drive for a medical reason they can revoke your licence. This usually happens when a doctor or someone else such as a police officer informs them that there is a potential risk.

DVLA have a list of medical conditions that they will look at. Cases are reviewed by doctors at the Drivers’ Medical Group – a specialist department of DVLA.

If you do not agree with the decision of DVLA to revoke your licence then you can write to them asking them to review the decision. You will normally need to give them good reasons why they need to review the decision. Remember that a doctor has already looked at the case. You can also sent additional medical evidence to DVLA for them to examine. A solicitor can often assist at this stage by advising about what evidence to put forward and helping with the process of submitting a package to DVLA.

If the DVLA finally make a decision that you do not agree with then you have the right to appeal their decision at your local magistrates’ court. A specialist solicitor can be invaluable at this stage of the process. You will probably need to present evidence to the court and you may need an advocate to examine witnesses at the hearing.

Licence revoked for endorsement

This is one of the most common revocations that we see. It is often a shock to find out that DVLA have revoked your licence because you have been convicted of an offence in the magistrates’ court without even knowing about it.

It can happen for a number of reasons. Often the court do not have your current address and you do not know about the case against you. Sometimes important post from court goes missing. When this happens then DVLA will write to your last known address telling you to send in your licence. If you do not send it in then the licence will be revoked.

Not Sure What to Do About DVLA Revocation?

Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the drink driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We do represent celebrities but we also represent many hardworking motorists like Brian and we want to help you make the right choice about what you do next.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 0800 1389 123 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange installment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.

If you would like to spend more time browsing on the site before you get in touch, make sure you have a look at our specialist motor offence guidance features such as our drink driving penalties calculator which will help you to determine the penalty you may face if convicted and our money saving calculator which helps to outline some of the hidden costs of accepting a conviction.

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