Dominic Sellar has appeared in thousands of cases. What follows is a selection of cases that reflects his experience in the area of road traffic law. Although personal details have been omitted each case is verifiable. Most of the cases arose during Dominic Sellar’s employment with another firm.

  • Date: 15 January 2016
  • Court: Lanark JP Court
  • Offence: Driving without Insurance

Driving without insurance & Special Reasons Proof at Lanark JP Court.  Our client was charged with driving his wife’s car without insurance.  The case called in the JP court in Lanark.  Our client had 6 live penalty points from two previous speeding offence.  Driving without insurance carries a minimum of 6 points so our client was facing disqualification under the totting-up provisions.   He wanted a specialist road traffic who had experience of appearing at Lanark JP Court.  He contacted us and we were immediately able to identify a way to avoid disqualification based on the information he gave to us.  He thought he was insured and had an honest and genuine belief that he was insured to drive the car.  The matter proceed to proof and Dominic Sellar was able to present reliable evidence that satisfied the court about his client’s position.  In these circumstances, the court made a finding of Special Reasons and no penalty points were endorsed on our client’s licence.

Driving Without Insurance & Special Reasons Proof at Lanark JP Court
  • Date: 21 May 2015
  • Court: Glasgow JP Court
  • Offence: Driving without Insurance

Driving without Insurance case at Glasgow JP Court. Our client had been charged with driving without insurance. His policy had been cancelled by his insurers. He maintained that this was an error on the part of the insurers. Following a great deal of correspondence which was presented to the Crown the case was dismissed at the trial diet and that was the end of the matter.

Driving without Insurance
  • Date: 9 January 2015
  • Court: Glasgow JP Court
  • Offence: Driving without Insurance

Our client was charged with driving without insurance at Glasgow JP Court. The offence carries 6 to 8 penalty points and possible disqualification. We presented a successful defence at a Special Reasons Proof on the basis that our client has a genuine and honest belief that he was insured to drive. As a consequence no penalty points were endorsed on our clients driving licence.

Driving without Insurance
  • Date: 9 October 2014
  • Court: Glasgow JP Court
  • Offence: Driving without Insurance

Driving without insurance case at Glasgow JP Court. Our client was stopped by the police for a routine check. She was driving someone else’s car. She thought she was insured, but she was not. She relied on a statutory defence. Following representations and supporting documentation over a number of court dates Dominic Sellar was able to ensure the case was deserted and no further proceedings were taken. No conviction. No points.

Driving without Insurance
  • Date: 7 March 2014
  • Court: Glasgow JP Court
  • Offence: Driving without Insurance

No insurance case at Glasgow JP Court. Our client was charged with causing and permitting another person to drive without insurance. He was facing disqualification under totting-up provisions. Dominic Sellar successfully argued a technical point with the prosecution and following a couple of adjournments the case was dismissed because of time bar.

No insurance case
  • Date: 23 January 2014
  • Court: Dumfries JP Court
  • Offence: Driving without Insurance

No Insurance charge at Dumfries JP Court. Following lengthy proceedings and discussions the Crown were persuaded to take No Further Proceedings and the case was deserted.

No insurance charge

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