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MAR
07

New Enhanced Penalties for Driving Whilst Using a Mobile Phone

mobile drivingOn the 1st  of March 2017 the law changed in relation to using mobile telephones and other hand held devices whilst driving a motor vehicle.  There is now a mandatory minimum endorsement of 6 points and a fine of 200.00 pounds. Previously the offence carried 3 points and a 60.00 pound fine.

The offence is committed if a hand held device is held whilst it is on. So even if the driver is not seen by police to be speaking into a phone or sending a message he can still be convicted for driving whilst using a mobile phone. The reason for this is that a phone can still be in “use” by virtue of the fact that it is receiving data.

However, the police have to prove that it was on whilst being held by the driver. This is a matter of evidence that will have to be served on the defence and relied  on in court. This can involve a trial and the instruction of an expert. At Lewis Nedas Law we have team of experienced solicitors and court room advocates who specialise in road traffic offences and can help you with this highly  technical and complex area of law.

The fact that the endorserable penalty points have increased to a mandatory minimum of 6 will place 1000’s of drivers with 6 points already on their licence in a precarious position. The reason for  this is that if  you tot up 12 points within 3 years you face a 6 month disqualification. A driving ban can have far reaching effects both financially and socially. It can, however be avoided if a court determines that the driver would suffer exceptional hardship.

The courts do not routinely accept exceptional hardship applications. They have to be expertly presented at court and supported with both oral and documentary evidence. The solicitors and barristers that Lewis Nedas Law has at it’s disposal are highly effective at presenting these types of cases at court. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find yourself in this position, we can help.

 

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MAR
03

Lewis Nedas Law opens new office

lewisnedaslawAs part of the firm's expansion plans, we have opened a new office, right next door to our Head Office, at No. 26 Camden High Street, London NW1.

Plans are afoot to open additional offices in both Newham and Oxford in April 2017, so that we can continue to serve our rapidly expanding client base in those locations.

      

 

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MAR
02

Lewis Nedas Law welcome Annabelle Pantling to their Civil Litigation Department

lewis nedas new staff femaleWe are delighted to welcome civil litigation specialist solicitor Annabelle Pantling to the firm.

Her particular interests are property litigation and employment and we are confident that her talents will be a considerable asset to the practice.

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JAN
24

Following the retirement of Jeremy Ornstin, Lewis Nedas are delighted to announce the appointment of new Directors

lewis nedas new staffFollowing the retirement of Jeremy Ornstin, we are delighted to announce the appointment of new Directors:

(1) Ian Coupland, Director - Civil Litigation and Professional Disciplinary specialist;

(2) Siobhain Egan, Director (non-executive) - White Collar/Corporate Crime/Financial Regulatory defence specialist;

(3) Miles Herman, Director - Serious Crime/White Collar and Corporate Crime defence specialist;

(4) Richard McConnell, Director - Property and Probate specialist. 

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DEC
20

Il risarcimento del danno in caso di morte come conseguenza di un incidente stradale o malattia sul lavoro / Compensation for damages in fatal accident cases or in industrial disease cases.

Leggi qui / Read here: Il risarcimento del danno in caso di morte come conseguenza di un incidente stradale o malattia sul lavoro / Compensation for damages in fatal accident cases or in industrial disease cases.

 

 

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