Avoidance of disqualification for a client with 15 points

Rachel represented a Defendant with 15 points on their driving licence, in a case involving failing to give information (a ‘section 172’ offence).

The client also had a recent conviction for the same offence, something which was of concern to the Magistrates. However, Rachel used her considerable advocacy skills to argue ‘exceptional hardship’ on behalf of her client, and the Magistrates decided not to disqualify but instead to impose a fine.

The client expressed gratitude to Rachel both for her advocacy and her excellent client care skills, before and during the hearing.