We made successful representations on the clients behalf in relation to an allegation that he had failed to provide driver's details following a Notice of Intended Prosecution contrary to s 172 (3) Road Traffic Act 1988. Please note there are defences to this charge such as that you did respond to the notice or you may have made all reasonable efforts to establish the identity of the driver but have been unable to do so. It is very important that you seek our advice at an early stage if such an allegation is made against you so that we can advise you whether any of the above defences apply in your case. You should also be aware that following a Scottish High Court case we may be able to argue that the summons issued is time barred in certain circumstances.
Nicola O'Connor, partner in the fraud and criminal litigation team, advised the client in this case.