Driving without Insurance and Special Reasons Proof at Glasgow JP Court. Our client has been employed as a driver for the last 20 or so years. She was charged with driving without insurance by the police. Driving without insurance carries a minimum of 6 penalty points and possible disqualification. She was adamant that she was insured and that he police had made a mistake. She was devastated to discover that the police hadn’t made a mistake and that her insurance policy had been cancelled due to an error. Her car was impounded and she was very worried that she would lose her job if she got 6 or more points because she was employed as a driver. The whole circumstances about how her insurance came to be cancelled were very confusing, but following enquiries with her bank and insurance company we able to identify a way of persuading the court not to endorse her licence with any penalty points. This followed a hearing, called a Special reasons Proof, where evidence was presented before the court and where Dominic Sellar made legal submissions before the court about the circumstance in which a court can establish that there are special reasons for not endorsing a licence. That was the view that the court took in this case and our client was delighted by the outcome.
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.
- Dangerous Driving Offences: Bans & Penalties
- Failing to Stop & Report
- Careless Driving
- Failure to Provide Driver Details
- Speeding Offences: Bans & Fines
- Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP)
- Mobile Phone
- Driving whilst Disqualified
- Driving without Insurance
- Removal of Disqualification
- Drink Driving
- Penalty Points & Totting-Up
- Failing to Provide Specimens
- Exceptional Hardship
- Drunk in Charge
- Special Reasons
- Drug Driving
- New Drivers
- Traffic Lights
- Vehicle Defects
- HGV Drivers & Operators
Special Reasons for Non Endorsement at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Client was found guilty of Careless Driving, by driving beyond a red light and causing an accident with another vehicle. However, it was argued that there were Special Reasons not to endorse the licence with penalty points. The court agreed and no points were imposed.
Special Reasons at Glasgow JP Court. The client was convicted of driving without insurance. He maintained that he did not know that the vehicle was not insured. A court hearing was fixed and evidence was given. The court accepted that there were Special Reasons not to endorse his licence with any penalty points.
No Insurance / Special Reasons at Glasgow JP Court. The client was charged with driving without valid insurance. At an evidential hearing Dominic Sellar successfully established that there were Special Reasons not to endorse the client’s licence with any penalty points because the client had a genuine and honest belief that there was insurance cover for the car in question. The court agreed and no points were endorsed.
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