Motoring law

Motoring law is an incredibly complex area with potentially far-reaching consequences, especially if you are in danger of disqualification from driving.

If you are facing a motoring law issue, you need to call on the support of a law firm with an unbeatable track record in handling motoring offences.

When interviewed by police or charged in relation to a motoring offence, having the right legal advice, support and representation at the earliest opportunity is essential. Our team includes several accredited Police Station Representatives, so we can represent you right from the first instance and provide the strongest advocacy possible for you at every stage of criminal proceedings.

Our priority is to keep you on the road, helping you to avoid disqualification from driving or any more serious consequences wherever possible. We go the extra mile to ensure we achieve the best available outcome for you, every time.

Operating from our office in Chelmsford we advise and successfully defend clients across Essex, East Anglia, London and the Home Counties. Our highly skilled and specialist motoring offence lawyers frequently act on behalf of those facing court proceedings related to a wide range of driving offences and have an unrivalled track record of success, and know the Courts well.

Our specialist driving offences defence team can give you immediate practical advice on:

  • What to do if your job is at risk should you be disqualified from driving
  • The impact of a driving ban on you and your family
  • How points on your licence may affect your insurance premiums

Speak to one of our expert motoring law solicitors now – call 01245 343971 or email

Using ‘exceptional hardship’ to avoid disqualification from driving

If you face disqualification from driving, it is sometimes possible to avoid a ban if it can be shown that losing your driving licence would cause ‘exceptional hardship’.

There is no set definition for what qualifies as exceptional hardship, but you will usually need to demonstrate that there will be serious negative consequences for innocent third parties, rather than just inconvenience to yourself.

Examples of situations where exceptional hardship may be a valid defence include:

  • If you are the sole carer for someone and need your licence to provide their care
  • If you are an employer and the future of your business and its employees would be at risk if you lost your licence
  • Losing your licence would cause you to lose your job and push your family into serious financial difficulties (e.g. causing you to default on your mortgage)

A defence of exceptional hardship is usually complicated and very challenging to prove, so it is essential to have specialist legal expertise when considering this option and to put the best possible case forward to keep your licence.

Why choose our motoring law solicitors?

Gepp Solicitors highly experienced criminal defence lawyers in Essex are experts in all types of motoring offences. With our skilled advocacy, we can ensure your interests are protected right from the outset so you can achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances. We have a particularly strong track record of helping clients to retain their driving licences under even the most challenging circumstances.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Criminal Litigation in recognition of our expertise and have been praised in the Legal 500 (a leading client guide to the legal profession) for our strong reputation in this area. Gepp has also achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation, reflecting the high standards of our practice management and client care.

We comprise a highly effective and successful team boasting several Higher Court Advocates and accredited Police Station Representatives. This means we can support and advise you when interviewed by police or arrested. We also have extensive experience and at every stage of criminal proceedings, so we can offer the very best representation throughout to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

If you want to find out more about the services we can offer you, please feel free to get in touch.

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