Motoring & Traffic: Notable case

R v Aydogdu (2012)

Sean Larkin QC successfully defended a man accused of manslaughter upon opening his car door into the path of a cyclist who sustained fatal injuries. The prosecution case was based upon gross negligence manslaughter and unlawful act manslaughter, the unlawful act said to an assault by opening the car door. Following extensive legal research and argument the latter aspect was dismissed at the close of the prosecution case. The jury acquitted of the remaining aspect of the count. Unsurprisingly, the case attracted national publicity.

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