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Driving Offence Solicitors

Our specialist driving offence lawyers provide legal advice and court representation. Pragma Law can help fight your motoring offence case and defend you, whatever the charge. Based in Nottingham, we offer a nationwide service.

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Recent Cases

Causing Death by Dangerous Driving Results in Suspended Sentence

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Driving Without Insurance Case Dropped

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Driver Avoids Totting Ban for a Second Time

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No Penalty Points for Driving Without Insurance

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Company Not Guilty of Failing to Give Driver Details

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5 Day Totting Ban Wipes Points from Licence

​We represented a driver facing with 6 points already on his licence. He faced two further charges...

Not Guilty of Not Being in Proper Control of a Vehicle

The Court did not accept the prosecution’s case that the driver was not in proper control of...

How We Won a Drunk in Charge Case

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Six Month Totting Ban Successfully Appealed in Crown Court

A driver who was an experienced doctor unsuccessfully represented himself in the magistrates’...

Second Time Drink Driver Avoids Prison

​Our client has avoided prison after being caught drink driving for the second time with a breath...

Mandatory Drink Driving Ban Avoided With Special Reason

Our client avoided a lengthy disqualification for drink driving by using special reasons. His...

New Driver Avoids Licence Revocation

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I just wanted to thank you personally and say how delighted I was with the service I received from Lucy. Considering the situation and how worrying it was for me, I can sincerely say I felt an enormous pressure lifted from me as a result of the way Lucy handled my case. Of course, the legal representation I received was second to none and I felt complete faith in my representation from Lucy at the court where the outcome was very very positive. Lucy was exceptional and professional in the service she provided and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for excellent representation.

JOHN CATALANO
KIDSGROVE

I was unfortunate enough to need a lawyer recently and chose Lucy at Pragma Law. She was very professional in dealing with this and I would recommend them to anyone with motoring law issues.

CRAIG HOLLAND
OLLERTON

I recently had Lucy Whitaker represent me in court for a driving matter. The outcome was very satisfactory albeit irrelevant to this review. Lucy was excellent inside and out of court. Very informative and hugely supportive as I was very nervous. Her professional approach and knowledge is second to none. An absolute pleasure to deal with. I am extremely grateful and therefore have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone should they require similar support. Thank You Lucy and all at Pragma Law.

CRAIG DONNELLY
MIDDLESBOROUGH

Lucy Whitaker did an excellent job in supporting me through my speeding offence and achieved the best possible outcome. Would definitely recommend.

ESE ODE
NOTTINGHAM

Lucy is absolutely brilliant, very professional. I will be recommending her to anyone needing this type of legal advice. Lucy helped me when no one else could and I’m overly grateful, thank you once again for your outstanding service.

MARIA ROBERTS
CHIPPENHAM

I was facing the possibility of a driving ban and with the help, support, and advice of Pragma Law, we secured a positively favourable ruling regardless of the previous unfavourable outcome from the lower court. I was offered personalised help and support which helped to put me at ease during the whole process. Thanks for the good work Lucy/Pragma Law.

DONNY
NOTTINGHAM

Exceptional advice, support, and service during a recent motoring offence. Without such pertinent and significant advice this matter may not have been as positive as it turned out.

GILES CIVIL
PETERBOROUGH

I cannot speak highly enough of Lucy’s work. The diligence and attention to detail she brought to our situation resulted in an otherwise, hopeless situation being completely resolved. She made no false promises and was scrupulous in keeping us informed and ensuring we fully understood all options.

ERYL WARD
PUDSEY

Pragma law have offered a service to me that i consider second to none. Initial consultation was very informative and i felt nothing had been left unturned. Throughout the process i felt I could rely on lucy and absolute trust was instilled from the beginning. My requirements were not always easy however I was always catered for regardless of the requirement. The service provided was highly professional, dependable and responsive. I hope to not require the services of a lawyer again, however should i find myself in that position I would not hesitate to contact pragma law.

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ESSEX

Do you want to protect your driving licence?

Talk to us today about how we can help you with your motoring offence.

How we can help

You will benefit from our experience and advice on strategy and procedure, as well as our legal knowledge.

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We Do The Checks

Have the police made an error? We check to see if your Notice of Intended Prosecution, Single Justice Procedure Notice, Charge and other paperwork is defective and could provide you with a defence.
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If You Have A Defence, We'll Find It

Want to fight your case? We tell you if there is not enough evidence to convict you. It may be that the police cannot prove the offence or cannot prove that you were driving. If you have a defence to a driving offence, we will find it.
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We Provide Mitigation

If you do not have a defence, we will prepare mitigation to reduce your sentence and boost your chances of a successful outcome. Some driving offences can result in either disqualification or points. If you would prefer one over the other, we will do our best to encourage the court to impose that sentence.

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Court Representation

We will represent you at court and put forward a persuasive argument on your behalf. We maximise the chance of a successful outcome if you choose to represent yourself.
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With You Throughout

At all times we will be approachable and do our best to put you at ease and prepare you for the outcome, whatever it may be. You’ll get a personal service and find us easy to get hold of when you need us.

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Specialist Experience

Our team has successfully defended some of the most serious road traffic offences in the Crown Courts, such as causing death by dangerous driving or causing serious injury by dangerous driving. We can help with all motoring offences such as driving without insurance, drug driving, failing to provide a specimen, mobile phone offences and many more.

There are few, if any, driving offences our solicitors have not dealt with.

Driving Offences in the Criminal Courts

Driving offences are dealt with in the criminal courts. There are two types of criminal courts that deal with these cases in the first instance.   Magistrates' Courts  Crown Courts  All offences begin in this court, no matter how serious they are.The...

Are All Drink Driving Solicitors the Same?

The answer is 'no'. There are differences in approach and price. When choosing the best drink-driving solicitor for your court case, you should consider several factors. Success Rates There are many firms that promote their successful results on their websites but not...

New Offence of Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving

The Government has announced plans to bring in a new charge of causing serious injury by careless driving. These changes are contained in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2019-21 What is careless driving? Careless driving is driving without due care and...
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Mission DanMission Dan
09:07 25 Jun 22
Absolutely saved my business. Took on my case, were direct from the start, kept me informed and worked behind the scenes to push my case and get my license returned, despite a somewhat archaic court house. You can tell pragma are specialists in this field and i genuinely recommend them 100% (thanks to lucy, david and claire) you saved my bacon
hayley smithhayley smith
12:14 15 Jun 22
Lucy was extremely thorough , professional and very emphatic. She always took the time to make everything totally clear and gave excellent guidance throughout.My son was facing a charge of death by dangerous driving. His sentenced was reduced to a suspended one with the help of Lucy and her teams expertise.This is a rare outcome.We are enormously grateful for her support and patience throughout the case, and can not recommend her highly enough!
Atanas CAtanas C
18:51 26 May 22
Just out of few miles.As we wheel around we do step at times on the lines labelled as traffic law. You could be fine at the moment but the sweet moment does not last. Out of just a few miles, the minute problem starts snowballing to a self-unmanageable level. Paper from traffic police paper from the court, bitter mouth, the clock is ticking and nothing sensible comes to mind of what to write to the court rep. When a problem starts simmering and climes we tend to run out of fit ideas. Some call it panicking and I agree. Pragma law has a different set of remedies for similar situations. And I am sharing this from experience. Lucy from Pragma listened to my story and said the problem is not as big as my mixed at the time mind thought it was. ‘’Leave with me and answer my emails timely and don’t worry’’ she said. Six weeks later I was out of the mud. Just like that, …out of a few miles.
Combe ClovisCombe Clovis
09:51 26 May 22
I just want to say thank you so much for your support for your help and advice, I really appreciate your services I was panicking, i couldn't sleep for properly because the thoughts l couldn't imagine losing my licence or getting banned for 6 months because l drive for living getting banned for 6 months means loosing my income for 6 months therefore loosing my home and get into really hardship so I really appreciate prgma low and special thanks to Mr David swingler who was there for me and advice me and defend my case really well and win the case for me instead of 6 months disqualification I got 14 days this for me it was big win thanks to David Swingler and Pragma Low.
Ismail KhanIsmail Khan
15:13 03 May 22
Very diligent, professional and helpful. Lucy prioritised us as our case was time-sensitive and was very prompt and accessible at all times whenever we needed to communicate with her. She helped us get the best possible outcome. Highly recommended!
Neil BrittonNeil Britton
14:33 23 Apr 22
Their pricing is less than that of other specialists.David did a great job of defending me in court.They communicated well and went out of their way to help.Couldn't recommend these solicitors enough.10/10
Michael GillespieMichael Gillespie
17:09 21 Apr 22
Fantastic service and representation. Great result.
Fahd The REAPER MoenisFahd The REAPER Moenis
19:24 20 Feb 22
Lucy is really professional and i was so relaxed and happy to deal with her
shaun allmanshaun allman
17:51 02 Feb 22
Great service, communication and informative with all the advice given to me. Very much will recommend to all my family and friends should they ever need a trustworthy and professional solicitor to help with advice and proceedings with motoring offences.
Filip Rares-NicolaeFilip Rares-Nicolae
18:17 24 Jan 22
Absolutely amazing from start to finish.Was extremely worried about a situation I had got myself in.Was a very very nervous time for me as losing my license would have meant I lost everything including my job.Pragma Law team was helpful, professional, clear and thorough from the outset.It was Lucy Whitaker who represented me in court and I cant stress enough how fantastic she was in that court room. I received the best possible outcome and kept my license. Without her I would of undoubtedly lost my license.As far as I am concerned this was a one off and will never ever happen again, however if I ever was in any situation of this kind in the future there is no where else I would turn.Can not recommend highly enough!
a tanasa tanas
18:02 25 Nov 21
Working with Lucy Whitaker as my lawyer has been the best thing I could have ever done. She sorted out my problem as BEST and i truly recommend her to anyone that needs to solve car problems.Flavia Campilli
Joseph PaynterJoseph Paynter
16:18 12 Nov 21
I recently had a case involving an E-Scooter, unfortunately I committed an offence that I didn't even know was illegal. I contacted Pragma Law after reading reviews and outcomes of similar cases, and was put into contact with Lucy Whitaker. Lucy was very professional throughout the whole process, and was very realistic with me about my outcome from the initial phone call. The consultation was extremely through and well carried out, and Lucy was always available to contact if I had any questions. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome from the court after Lucy's representation- from the potential of a suspended sentence reduced to a ban on the lower end of the range, and without a community order. In the court room Lucy was very good at explaining to the Magistrates that the seriousness of the case was nothing like what the sentencing guidelines were designed to punish for (driving a car) and this is what got my punishment reduced. The prices are reasonable, and transparent from the initial phone call with no hidden costs. Would definitely recommend.
Tim NVTim NV
14:43 14 Oct 21
Was really impressed with PL and Lucy. Was given great advice (which I wouldn’t have been able to obtain without guidance) throughout the whole process. Every time we communicated over the phone it was followed up with a written email with actions, next steps etc. was also fortunate enough to work with her colleague David too who represented my case where I avoided a ban of 6 months.
Abi CorsiAbi Corsi
16:39 14 Sep 21
Lucy is the best lawyer I could have possibly found. I unexpectedly received a letter from the police who at the time intended to prosecute me for driving an electric scooter without insurance, and without a license. I was terrified as if found guilty, I would receive 6 penalty points and would have lost my drivers license. Other solicitors I called said unfortunately there was nothing they could do. Lucy on the other hand immediately reassured me and wrote a letter to the police which persuaded them to drop the charges completely. I honestly can’t recommend her enough. Thank you Lucy!
Aziz AbilovAziz Abilov
15:29 31 Aug 21
I contacted Pragma Law when I wanted to appeal against a decision made in the Magistrates court. Lucy had picked up my case and advised me on the next steps. She helped me with everything that was required, advised me on all possible outcomes of the appeal, helped me get my licence back until the appeal hearing comes along, and then went ahead and got the appeal accepted in the Crown court. She is not only the best solicitor I’ve worked with, but she is also a wonderful human being. Very lovely and easy to work with, even the judges loved her! I 100% recommend you to contact them with any issues you have.
Asad AhmedAsad Ahmed
15:41 21 May 21
5* have dealt with lucy twice now! Very professional. Knows what shes doing! Would definitely recommend!
Bobby CharlesBobby Charles
19:05 07 Feb 21
I have had an extremely positive experience with Lucy Whittaker. She is very knowledgeable, very proactive and always explains things in a clear and precise.She was able to convince the court to drop a driving without due care charge despite the police and the CPS disareeing.I would hesitate to recommend Lucy and Pragma Law anyone who needs assistance.
harry bedderharry bedder
15:53 16 Dec 20
Fantastic Service provided by Lucy, very profesional and quick at getting you answers and providing the help you might need! I will definitly be recomening Pragma Law to anyone I know that has a motoring proplem please do the same...
Jobin Mathew JosephJobin Mathew Joseph
18:11 25 Nov 20
Absolutely brilliant! 100 percent reliable! The case was related to driving matter and I had initially approached few other solicitors for help with my case. They all denied saying we would not win the case. But Lucy happily took the case and help me win the case with the best possible outcome.She puts you at ease and confidence. Very responsive in your queries. She genuinely care for case and very pleasant to deal with. Always well prepared and wins you the best possible outcome. Very Very Strongly recommend. Thanks much Lucy.
Lewis CobleyLewis Cobley
11:12 05 Nov 20
I highly recommend Pragma Law for any motoring problem. They were very efficient and professional even with little time to prepare.
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14:30 04 Jul 20
What can I say about pragma law and Lucy whitaker, 1st class absolutely brilliant!!!. I had my licence revoked last October due to vasovagal syncope (faint) from the word go Lucy was brilliant, and I only dealt with her, she explained everything, in every stage extremely professional in everything she does, and had my licence back. What a result!!! thank you so much Lucy.
hannah vanessahannah vanessa
15:45 15 Jun 20
I suffer with anxiety (as many) and this incident completely took over my life for months until I met Lucy. I was super comfortable and confident in her work as she was very professional and was always available to help. Really helped take the stress away - thanks Lucy and thanks Pragma!
Wayne DaviesWayne Davies
14:51 08 Jun 20
What can I say about pragma law and Lucy whitaker, 1st class absolutely brilliant!!!. I had my licence revoked last October due to vasovagal syncope (faint) from the word go Lucy was brilliant, and I only dealt with her, she explained everything, in every stage extremely professional in everything she does, and had my licence back. What a result!!! thank you so much Lucy.
Rukhsar LatifRukhsar Latif
13:59 19 May 20
Lucy genuinly cares about her clients she took on my case dealt with everything herself and won my case I couldn't be happier with the results and the service. I will definitely be using Pragma Law again if needs be.
Vicky ClarkeVicky Clarke
20:16 03 Mar 20
I couldn't have hoped for a better solicitor. Lucy did everything she could to get the best possible outcome for me, and I can't thank her enough
Paul MercerPaul Mercer
17:19 31 Jan 20
Lucy Whitaker provided an impressive, cost effective service. She was objective, responded quickly to questions and, I believe, offered the best advice before efficiently dealing with a case as it came to court.I would have no hesitation either in using Lucy again, should the need arise, or recommending her services.
Rebecca HodkinsonRebecca Hodkinson
16:33 19 Nov 19
Lucy represented me in a driving case and I couldn't be happier. She was friendly, professional and pragmatic without giving me false hope. The outcome was a more positive one than I expected and that's down to her advice and detailed preparations. Would highly recommend! Thank you Lucy!
Gary SykesGary Sykes
22:12 04 Oct 19
We were so impressed with Lucy Whitaker. She represented our son in an unusual driving case which thanks to her knowledge, care & understanding, ended in a much better than expected outcome. Clear, concise & professional, we highly recommend her... can't thank her enough!!
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