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Murray v The United Kingdom: ECHR 27 Mar 2008

The claimant complained that he had been obliged to provide evidence to allow his prosecution to go ahead. He had been caught by a speed camera driving over the speed limit and been required to confirm the identity of the driver or face a heavier penalty. Judges: Lech Garlicki, President Citations: 36344/05, [2008] ECHR 369 … Continue reading Murray v The United Kingdom: ECHR 27 Mar 2008

Director of Public Prosecutions v Tucker: Admn 6 Nov 1996

Citations: [1996] EWHC Admin 198 Links: Bailii Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 5(1)(a) Citing: Cited – Taylor v Rajan 2-Jan-1974 The defendant had consumed alcohol so that the alcohol level was 102 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. An appeal was heard as to whether there existed special reasons for not disqualifying him. … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Tucker: Admn 6 Nov 1996

Horner v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 11 Nov 2005

The defendant appealed by way of case stated from a conviction for failing to identify the driver of a vehicle as required. The defendant argued that he had not been shown to be the registered keeper. Held: It was difficult to establish from the stated case just what evidence had been presented. The case was … Continue reading Horner v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 11 Nov 2005

Director of Public Prosecutions v Mukandiwa: QBD 21 Oct 2005

The defendant was asked to give a sample of blood. He declined, saying that the sight of blood drove him into a trance in which state he was liable to be violent. The Director appealed the finding that this was a proper excuse as a health concern. Held: The district judge had failed to distinguish … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Mukandiwa: QBD 21 Oct 2005

Whiteside v The Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 21 Dec 2011

The defendant appealed by case stated against conviction under section 172 of failing to provide appropriate driver details. The notices had been received at his address, but he had been unaware of them. He was at the time working regularly in the far East for week at a time. Held: The reference to due diligence … Continue reading Whiteside v The Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 21 Dec 2011

Cuns, Regina (on The Application of) v Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court: Admn 4 Mar 2016

Application for permission to apply for judicial review, heard as a rolled-up hearing with considerable speed in circumstances where the disqualification of the claimant from driving after a conviction in relation to a drink drive offence meant that he wanted an interim suspension of the disqualification. The defendant claimed to have a phobia of needles, … Continue reading Cuns, Regina (on The Application of) v Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court: Admn 4 Mar 2016

Director of Public Prosecutions v Memery: QBD 4 Jul 2002

The Crown Court had concluded that the intoximeter EC/IR was not a validly approved device or if it was that it was unreasonable for the Secretary of State to have approved it since it was a device which detected mouth alcohol, i.e. was liable to give a false reading by failing to distinguish mouth alcohol … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Memery: QBD 4 Jul 2002

Larner v Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: CA 20 Dec 2000

The duty on a local authority to promote road safety did not remove from them the discretion as to how that duty was to be implemented. A claim that the authority had failed to place certain signage, and that an accident had occurred which might not otherwise have done. The duty was a target duty, … Continue reading Larner v Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: CA 20 Dec 2000

Director of Public Prosecutions v Milton: Admn 1 Feb 2006

The prosecutor appealed acquittal of a police officer who had been driving at 150mph. The judge had allowed for the fact that the officer believed that this was safe because of his training. Held: The appeal succeeded. The test was objective. Judges: Hallett LJ Citations: [2006] EWHC 242 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Road Traffic ACt … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Milton: Admn 1 Feb 2006

Director of Public Prosecutions v Saddington; Chief Constable of the North Yorkshire Police v Michael Saddington: Admn 1 Nov 2000

A motorised scooter of the type known as a ‘Go-Ped’ was a motor vehicle within the Act. Accordingly a driving licence and third party insurance were both required for its use on a public highway. The scooter required the passenger to stand on a small platform, and was powered by a 22.5cc engine. The braking … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Saddington; Chief Constable of the North Yorkshire Police v Michael Saddington: Admn 1 Nov 2000

Director of Public Prosecutions v Spurrier: QBD 21 Jul 1999

It was not absolutely necessary for a defendant who asserted that a Lion Intoximeter was faulty because of a disparity between the reading and what had been drunk, to bring expert evidence to rebut the statutory presumption that the Intoximeter was in working order. A court could reach such a conclusion without such evidence, but … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Spurrier: QBD 21 Jul 1999

Director of Public Prosecutions v Warren: HL 9 Dec 1992

It was a Police Constable’s responsibility to decide whether a blood or urine specimen was to be taken. He needn’t offer the urine option: ‘it is clear that under section 8(2) the driver, in order that he may decide whether or not to claim that the breath specimen be replaced, should be fully informed of … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Warren: HL 9 Dec 1992

Director of Public Prosecutions v Wilson: QBD 21 Mar 2001

The use of an admission obtained under compulsion that a driver was the driver, at the time when a car was being driven so as to commit an offence, was not an infringement of the defendant’s human rights, and there was no requirement of a notice that the admission obtained might be used in evidence. … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Wilson: QBD 21 Mar 2001

Director of Public Prosecutions v Winstanley: QBD 1 Mar 1993

A constable going through the procedure of breathalysing a motorist has the right to require a urine specimen if subsequently no doctor is available, even where he has already heard from the detainee as to his wish to provide a blood sample, and has agreed to that. Citations: Ind Summary 01-Mar-1993 Statutes: Road Traffic Act … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Winstanley: QBD 1 Mar 1993

Director of Public Prosecutions v Bristow: QBD 28 Oct 1996

The prosecutor appealed against the decision of the magistrates, having found the defendant guilty of driving with excess alcohol, then not to disqualify him, finding special reasons for so doing. He had gone in answer to a call that a child niece was being assaulted and held against her will. Held: There may be special … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Bristow: QBD 28 Oct 1996

Director of Public Prosecutions v Coyle: QBD 17 Jul 1995

There was no need for a police officer to warn the defendant of the three minute cycle for the Intoximeter after a test. A failure to warn a motorist of the machine time limit was not good reason for a driver to refuse to give a specimen. Citations: Ind Summary 17-Jul-1995, Times 20-Jul-1995 Statutes: Road … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Coyle: QBD 17 Jul 1995

Director of Public Prosecutions v Falzarano: QBD 16 Nov 2000

The defendant had failed to provide a specimen of breath at the police station. Her GP gave evidence that she suffered from panic attacks, and that such an attack would lead to a shortness of breath which would make it difficult for her to provide a specimen of breath. The prosecutor’s appeal failed. The magistrates … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Falzarano: QBD 16 Nov 2000

Director of Public Prosecutions v Furby: QBD 23 Mar 2000

A motorist had deliberately failed to complete the breath test procedure twice. In later court proceedings he was able to bring medical evidence that he would have been unable to do so in any event. He was held to have been properly convicted. There could be no reasonable excuse where inability was later shown. He … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Furby: QBD 23 Mar 2000

Director of Public Prosecutions v Harris: QBD 16 Mar 1994

The defence of necessity will be available only in exceptional circumstances even for police drivers driving in pursuit of a suspect. The care due from the driver of an emergency vehicle crossing a junction against red lights is specifically provided for by that regulation, and in these circumstances the common law defence of necessity does … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Harris: QBD 16 Mar 1994

Director of Public Prosecutions v Humphries: QBD 3 Dec 1999

Following a conviction for driving with excess alcohol, the defendant argued that the short (nil) distance driven constituted a special reason for not disqualifying him. The court said that the magistrates were entitled to take into account the defendant’s intention, over and above what had actually been achieved by him in driving away. Citations: Times … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Humphries: QBD 3 Dec 1999

Director of Public Prosecutions v John Kay: QBD 4 Mar 1998

The court considered a decision by Justices to exclude evidence under section 8 of the 1984 Act where a police officer had allegedly failed to follow the guidance in relation to a roadside breath test. Held: The procedure was not required by the Act and sent the case back to the Justices with a direction … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v John Kay: QBD 4 Mar 1998

Director of Public Prosecutions v McCarthy: QBD 8 Jan 1999

A driver required to give his name and address satisfied the address requirement by giving an address at which he could properly be contacted. The address of his solicitor was satisfactory provided reasonably swift and easy communication was possible. Citations: Gazette 17-Mar-1999, Times 08-Jan-1999, Gazette 03-Feb-1999 Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 170(2) Road Traffic Updated: … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v McCarthy: QBD 8 Jan 1999

Churchill Insurance v Charlton: CA 2 Feb 2001

The victim of an unlawful act of a driver off-road sought damages from another driver and his insurers. The insurers refused to pay. Held: There is a balance to be found between the statutory purpose of compulsory motor insurance and the principal that a man should not benefit from his own wrongful act. The victim … Continue reading Churchill Insurance v Charlton: CA 2 Feb 2001

Cawthhorn v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 31 Aug 1999

The duty falling upon a driver to stop and report an accident immediately and in any event with 24 hours, was not dependent upon him actually driving at the time. A driver parked the vehicle on a hill and left it to post a letter. It rolled away and caused damage. The driver ran away, … Continue reading Cawthhorn v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 31 Aug 1999

Margaret Anderson Brown v Procurator Fiscal, Dunfermline: HCJ 4 Feb 2000

The power in the Road Traffic Act to force a registered keeper to say who was driving a car denies the driver a right to a fair trial by compelling a driver to give evidence against himself. A refusal to answer is itself a crime. The restriction on such powers must apply at the stage … Continue reading Margaret Anderson Brown v Procurator Fiscal, Dunfermline: HCJ 4 Feb 2000

Baldwin v West Yorkshire Police, orse Baldwin v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 3 Jul 1995

The choice given to a person detained on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol, of giving either a blood or a urine sample was given satisfactorily, if it was done properly and fairly. Curtis J: ‘I would observe that the words of Lord Bridge in Director of Public Prosecutions v. Warren [1993] R.T.R. 58 are … Continue reading Baldwin v West Yorkshire Police, orse Baldwin v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 3 Jul 1995

Murray v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 4 Feb 1993

The defendant claimed that a breathalyser procedure mistake vitiated the subsequent prosecution. Held: It was essential that the motorist who was asked to provide a sample of breath be first warned that a failure to provide a specimen would make him liable to be prosecuted. Even though the motorist had not in this case been … Continue reading Murray v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 4 Feb 1993

Jubb v Director of Public Prosecutions: 2002

The arrested driver was given a warning under section 7(7) before two specimens of breath were obtained. The officer thought the specimens unreliable being of uneven volume. The officer then gave the appellant the chance to repeat the breath analysis procedure, but stressed that the appellant was under no obligation to do so. The appellant … Continue reading Jubb v Director of Public Prosecutions: 2002

Regina v Simmonds: CACD 24 Feb 1999

It was proper for a court sentencing for careless driving to allow for the fatal consequences of the driving. As long as culpability remains a sentencing consideration, the court was entitled to make such an allowance. Citations: Gazette 24-Feb-1999, Gazette 17-Mar-1999 Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Road Traffic Updated: 08 May … Continue reading Regina v Simmonds: CACD 24 Feb 1999

Ridehalgh, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 May 2005

The appellant a police officer had arrived at work having been drinking. A senior officer asked if he had driven to work. He replied yes, and on that basis had been convicted of driving with excess alcohol. He appealed saying that the question should have been put to him under caution. The magistrates said: ‘we … Continue reading Ridehalgh, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 May 2005

Smith v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 30 Jan 2007

The defendant appealed his conviction for driving with excess alcohol, arguing that the prosecution had failed to provide the roadside breath test figures. Held: The appeal failed, and was indeed hopeless. Pill LJ said: ‘The specimens of breath which established whether or not a defendant has committed an offence under section 5(1) of the 1988 … Continue reading Smith v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 30 Jan 2007

Edmond v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 Feb 2006

The defendant appealed his conviction for driving with excess alcohol. The readings on the Intoximeter were too wide apart and the officer requested a blood specimen. He complained that he had not been given a fresh warning before this request. Held: The requests were part of the same transaction. There was no requirement to repeat … Continue reading Edmond v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 Feb 2006

Director of Public Prosecutions v Noe: QBD 19 Apr 2000

When required to give a sample of breath, the motorist consented but made his consent conditional upon first having access to a law book. He was charged with refusing to provide a specimen of breath without a lawful excuse. A motorist is not entitled to add a condition to his consent, and he had no … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Noe: QBD 19 Apr 2000

Hereford and Worcester County Council v Pick: 1 Apr 1995

The issue was whether a presumed dedication of a road as a public highway could result from twenty years or more of uninterrupted public use in breach of section 34(1) of the 1988 Act. The court was considering whether a footpath, alleged to have become a public highway for vehicles by presumed dedication, had been … Continue reading Hereford and Worcester County Council v Pick: 1 Apr 1995

Director of Public Prosecutions v Andrew Earle Anthony Brown, Jose Teixeira: QBD 16 Nov 2001

Where a defendant to a charge of driving with excess alcohol, sought to test the accuracy of the Intoximeter, the Magistrates should consider whether the evidence was as to the particular Intoximeter used, and was of sufficient quality to displace the presumption in law that the Intoximeter system in general works. The evidence in such … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Andrew Earle Anthony Brown, Jose Teixeira: QBD 16 Nov 2001

Sadiku v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 3 Dec 1999

Trafalgar Square is properly a road. The question is one of fact for the justices. In this case the police officer properly stopped a vehicle with a view to carrying out a vehicle inspection. Citations: Times 03-Dec-1999 Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 67, 69 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Road Traffic Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Sadiku v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 3 Dec 1999

Director of Public Prosecutions v Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court: Admn 7 Jul 2017

Prosecutions brought against motorists in unconnected circumstances for driving a motor vehicle on a road or other public place after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion if it in their respective breath exceeded the prescribed limit, contrary to s. 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The same defence solicitors have appeared and, in … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court: Admn 7 Jul 2017

Magee v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 7 Oct 2014

Judges: Lord Justice Elias Mr Justice Hickinbottom Citations: [2014] EWHC 4089 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 170(4) 171 1(b)(i) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Road Traffic Updated: 23 April 2022; Ref: scu.542536

Lord-Castle v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 23 Jan 2009

The defendant appealed by case stated from his conviction for using a motor vehicle fitted with a siren. When stopped various items suggesting that driver might be providing an ambulance service were found. The siren was not used. Held: The test was: ‘is the vehicle concerned used (or primarily used) for conveying the sick, the … Continue reading Lord-Castle v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 23 Jan 2009

Joseph v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 24 Nov 2003

The defendant had given a specimen of breath over the minimum, but below 5omg, and accordingly he was to be allowed to give a specimen of blood or urine. The choice was the officers using a wide discretion. That discretion was still to be exercised reasonably. As a rastafarian, the defendant had refused to give … Continue reading Joseph v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 24 Nov 2003

Director of Public Prosecutions v Spicer: Admn 13 Mar 1997

The defendant had successfully argued no case to answer, on a charge of driving without due care. The prosecutor appealed by way of case stated. From the detailed notes available to the court, it was clear that there was evidence before them to put the defendant to an answer. Case remitted. Citations: [1997] EWHC Admin … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Spicer: Admn 13 Mar 1997

Bendt v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 25 Jan 2022

Further consideration of the circumstances in which the use of a hand-held mobile telephone when driving contravened s.41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986. The appellant appeals by way of case stated from a decision of the Bexley Magistrates’ Court on 14 June … Continue reading Bendt v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 25 Jan 2022

Regina v Burton Upon Trent Magistrates Court Ex Parte Woolley: QBD 17 Nov 1994

An injured suspect should still be asked why a blood specimen should not to be taken. A failure to follow the statutory procedure to request a blood sample in hospital had misled the driver. Citations: Independent 27-Jan-1995, Independent 29-Dec-1994, Times 17-Nov-1994 Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 5(1)(a) Road Traffic Updated: 09 April 2022; Ref: scu.86259

Ng v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 26 Jan 2007

Defendant convicted for driving wth excess alcohol – Appeal against finding that no special reasons for reducing penalty – belch during breath test artificially raising reading. Citations: [2007] EWHC 36 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Road Traffic Offenders Act 34(1), Road Traffic Act 1988 5(1)(a) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Road Traffic Updated: 06 April 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Ng v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 26 Jan 2007

Miller v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 15 Feb 2018

Appeal by way of case stated from a pre-trial ruling of the Black Country Magistrates’ Court in respect of an information preferred against the Appellant for failing to provide a specimen of blood in breach of section 7 of the 1988 Act, and not to exercise its discretion under section 78 of the 1984 Act … Continue reading Miller v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 15 Feb 2018

Gray v The Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis: CA 1 Dec 2016

Police had seized the claimant’s car on the basis that it was not insured. The claimant now appealed against rejection of her claim for damages, saying that it had in fact been insured. Judges: MacFarlane, Davis LJJ Citations: [2016] EWCA Civ 1360 Links: Bailii Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Police, Road … Continue reading Gray v The Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis: CA 1 Dec 2016

Director of Public Prosecutions v Hay: QBD 13 Jun 2005

The driver was unconscious following an accident. The police attended the accident. He was acquitted of later failing to report the accident to the police. The prosecutor appealed. The car had crashed as the police pursued it. No notice had been served on him to produce his documents, and he had argued also that he … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Hay: QBD 13 Jun 2005

Director of Public Prosecutions v Camp: Admn 15 Dec 2017

The court was asked whether, at least in the particular circumstances of the case, self-induced intoxication could properly amount to a ‘reasonable excuse’ for failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, for the purposes of an alleged offence under section 7(6) of the 1988 Act. Held: In these particular xircumstances, no. Judges: Lindblom … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Camp: Admn 15 Dec 2017

Cummings v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 15 Dec 2016

Appeal by way of case stated from a convicting the Appellant of three road traffic offences, including failure to provide a specimen of breath for analysis contrary to section 7(6) of the 1988 Act. The ground of appeal is that the justices wrongly acceded to the prosecution application to allow a police officer to refresh … Continue reading Cummings v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 15 Dec 2016

JS (A Child) v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 18 May 2017

Appeal by way of Case Stated against the a conviction of an offence of tampering with a motor vehicle contrary to section 25 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Judges: Thirlwall LJ, Haddon-Cave J Citations: [2017] EWHC 1162 (Admin), [2017] 4 WLR 102, [2017] WLR(D) 361 Links: Bailii, WLRD Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime Updated: … Continue reading JS (A Child) v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 18 May 2017

Oldham Borough Council v Sajjad: Admn 19 Dec 2016

The appeal is brought by the appellant against the decision of the Justices that the respondent was not guilty of the offence of using a motor vehicle on a road without there being in force a valid policy of insurance, contrary to section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Judges: McCombe LJ, Kerr J … Continue reading Oldham Borough Council v Sajjad: Admn 19 Dec 2016

Regina v Marchant and Another: CACD 21 Jul 2003

The second defendant, a farmer, employed the first defendant, inter alia, to drive his tractor. The tractor, when fitted up was necessarily dangerous, but was licensed to be driven on the roads. There was a fatal accident on the highway. The defendants appealed from convictions for causing death by dangerous driving. Held: The Court concluded … Continue reading Regina v Marchant and Another: CACD 21 Jul 2003

Lewis v Tindale and Others: QBD 14 Sep 2018

The court was asked as to the liability of the Motor Insurer’s Bureau for an accident not occurring on a public road. Held: Soole J said that section 145 should not be read down, because reading down would go against the grain and thrust of the legislation, because it raised policy ramifications which were not … Continue reading Lewis v Tindale and Others: QBD 14 Sep 2018

Clarke v Kato and Others; Cutter v Eagle Star Insurance Co Ltd: HL 25 Nov 1998

Save exceptionally, a car park is not a road for the purposes of road traffic legislation on obligatory insurance. It is an unjustified strain on the language. A distinction made between the road ways and the parking bays was artificial and unhelpful. Whether any particular area was a road is a question of fact in … Continue reading Clarke v Kato and Others; Cutter v Eagle Star Insurance Co Ltd: HL 25 Nov 1998

R and S Pilling (T/A Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd: SC 27 Mar 2019

The driver’s car failed its MOT., He took it to private premises to repair. In those repairs, inflammable materials ignited and the fire spread those premises and adjoining third party premises. The premise’ insurers paid the owners of both and claimed an indemnity from the driver. His motor policy covered him, as required in respect … Continue reading R and S Pilling (T/A Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd: SC 27 Mar 2019

Siegel v The Procurator Fiscal, Lerwick: ScSf 26 Jul 2016

The question in this case is whether or not special reasons exist for not endorsing Mr Siegel’s licence with penalty points for the offence of using a motor vehicle without there being in force a valid policy of insurance to cover that use, in contravention of section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. [2016] … Continue reading Siegel v The Procurator Fiscal, Lerwick: ScSf 26 Jul 2016

Coates v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 29 Jul 2011

The defendant appealed by case stated against his conviction for driving a Segway scooter on a footpath. He denied that it was ‘a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads.’ Held: The appeal failed. The district judge had correctly read and applied the authorities. The manufacturer’s statement that the Segway was not … Continue reading Coates v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 29 Jul 2011

Marshall v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 17 Jun 2015

A car was seen speeding. Husband and wife each said that they did not know who was driving it in response to notices requiring that information. Mrs M now appealed against her conviction under section 172. Beatson LJ, Kenneth Parker J [2015] EWHC 2333 (Admin), (2016) 180 JP 33 Bailii Road Traffic Act 1988 172(2)(b) … Continue reading Marshall v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 17 Jun 2015

Bristol Alliance Ltd v Williams and Another: QBD 1 Jul 2011

The driver had crashed into the insured’s building causing substantial damage. The court was asked which of the driver’s and building’s insurers should bear the costs. The driver’s insurers said that he had acted deliberately and therefore they were not liable. Though they might even so be liable through the Motor Insurers Bureau, the provisions … Continue reading Bristol Alliance Ltd v Williams and Another: QBD 1 Jul 2011

Cameron v Hussain and Another: CA 23 May 2017

The court was asked: ‘i) whether it is possible to obtain a judgment in respect of a claim for damages against a defendant identified only by description (‘an unnamed defendant’), in the context of a motor claim against an unidentified hit-and-run driver, where the vehicle was identified and an insurance policy had been effected in … Continue reading Cameron v Hussain and Another: CA 23 May 2017

Director of Public Prosecutions v Kavaz: Admn 25 Nov 1997

[1997] EWHC Admin 1042 Road Traffic Act 1988 143(2) England and Wales Citing: Appealed to – Director of Public Prosecutions v Kavaz CACD 17-Mar-1999 The duty to demonstrate that a car is properly insured and has an MOT certificate remains the responsibility of the actual driver. . . Cited – Rex v Oliver 1944 When … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Kavaz: Admn 25 Nov 1997

Mahmood v Vehicle Inspectorate: Admn 5 Nov 1997

[1997] EWHC Admin 980 Road Traffic Act 1988 133 England and Wales Citing: Cited – Stilk v Myrick KBD 16-Dec-1809 No Obligation Incurred without ConsiderationThe plaintiff agreed to sail with the defendant on a voyage being paid pounds 5.00 a month. Two crew deserted and the captain asked the remainder to do their work sharing … Continue reading Mahmood v Vehicle Inspectorate: Admn 5 Nov 1997

Leetham v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 13 Oct 1997

The Appellant appeals by way of Case Stated against a decision of the Faversham and Sittingbourne Justices in Kent whereby, on 13th October 1997, they convicted him of an offence of driving while unfit through drugs, contrary to section 4(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act … Continue reading Leetham v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 13 Oct 1997