Rachel’s client had previously been convicted in the Magistrates’ Court of an offence of failing to provide information as to the identity of a driver (section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988). Following his appeal, Rachel represented him at the Crown Court for a full rehearing of his case.
The defence was based partly on the importance of the distinction between the duties upon the client as an individual and the duties upon him as Director of a company.
Rachel was able use to her skilled advocacy and understanding of road traffic law to persuade the appeal Bench that her client had not been guilty of the offence and that his conviction should be quashed. Rachel’s client was paying privately, and thanks to her expert representation he also recovered his costs.