Red Lion Chambers has a strong team of advocates who have a comprehensive understanding of road traffic law and offences.
We are regularly instructed by specialist road traffic solicitors, criminal defence solicitors and commercial law solicitors, who manage the criminal cases of their business clients. Clients who are involved in road traffic accidents can also approach us directly using the Direct Access Scheme.
Our barristers regularly appear for the defence in the Magistrates’ Court, on appeals to the Crown Court and High Court and in Crown Court jury trials.
We offer individuals and organisations high-level, well-informed advice on the prospects of a successful road traffic defence and the best strategy for preparing for trial. Member of Chambers apply their expertise in cross examining medical and road collision experts; technical challenges to the admissibility of evidence (breath samples, speed cameras, etc.); and consideration and deployment of defences including automatism, insanity, duress, mechanical defects and the “hip flask” defence.
We regularly undertake the following types of Road Traffic cases:
- causing death by dangerous or careless driving
- dangerous driving
- careless driving
- driving with excess alcohol and / or drugs
- failing to co-operate with police
- driving without insurance