Motoring & Traffic: Notable case

PC Holden & Houghton (2012)

Successfully defended two officers charged with Dangerous Driving arising from pursuing a Burglar. An important case for police pursuits. Mr Aldred has advised the National Police Federation about a lacuna in the law and has been heavily involved in arguing the need for a legal exemption. Mr Aldred's arguments have been accepted by ACPO who, together with the Police Federation,  have approached the DPP arguing for reform. Mr Aldred spoke at the 2012 National Police Federation Conference on this issue and advises forces nationwide. He also has advised SOCA about the vulnerability of surveillance drivers to prosecutions for Dangerous Driving.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16838663

Notable cases:

R -v- Wrathall - Mark Aldred acted on behalf of British Touring Car Champion in death by careless driving case (2014)

Mark Aldred

R v Aydogdu (2012)
Successful defence of a man accused of manslaughter
Sean Larkin QC

R v Donna Air (2012)
Successful acquittal of fraud charges
Benn Maguire

PC Holden & Houghton (2012)
Important case for the future of pursuits
Mark Aldred

R v A (2009)
Defence of the CEO of a prominent football club on driving charges
Paul Raudnitz

R v Sulley Muntari (2008)
Professional footballer accused of traffic offences
Philip Evans

R v Bowden
Dangerous driving causing death

R v Soni
Driver who crashed £925,000 Bugatti Veyron

Articles:

Hand-held speed-detection devices
Paul Rooney examines how and why you should challenge the evidence of a hand-held speed-detection device. 28.7.2009
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Speeding: Useful quirks in the law
A prosecution for speeding will be many people's only experience of criminal proceedings. John Lynch outlines a number of us 11.6.2009
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Causing death by careless driving
The Road Safety Act 2006: Causing death by careless driving. Do good headlines make good law? 5.2.2009
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For more information on crime-related matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7933 8855 or barristers@qebhw.co.uk