Crime: Motoring & Traffic

QEB Hollis Whiteman has 'a huge array of excellent advocates from the most junior upwards'... and provides 'uniformly high quality across a range of seniority'.  Legal 500 2012

At QEB Hollis Whiteman, we have an array of barristers who specialise in road traffic-related matters.  They regularly act for individuals and their insurers in relation to motoring offences.  These motoring or driving offences may include: speeding; drink driving; excess alcohol; no insurance; failure to provide details; topping up points; driving bans; HGV offences; accident claims. 

Our barristers recognise the serious impact that losing a license might have upon the lifestyle of an individual and as a consequence they are regularly instructed; particularly, in the private defence of individuals. 

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns, in the strictest confidence. 

For free initial observations:
Telephone: 020 7933 8855 or

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


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