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“Cannot recommend this company/firm enough. Had a speeding issue which required some attention. I felt I received professional and honest assistance, the work and time put in was thorough and clear to me throughout. I did not feel as though I was a pest despite my queries for clarification on things I did not understand. Excellent professional service for the duration of the matter.” CFI – London

Speeding is the most common road traffic offence and anyone can find themselves facing charges. But, the consequences can be severe, ranging from getting a fine and a few penalty points to losing your driving licence.

At Nelson Guest & Partners, we can offer you:

  • A free 10-minute initial consultation to provide advice about your options
  • A premium service from a team of road traffic offences experts
  • Specialist legal defence at the police station and at court
  • Appeals advice if you have already been convicted
  • Clear information about our driving offences fees, so you always know where you stand in terms of costs

Many drivers have felt it – the fear that you may have just lost your licence (and potentially other things such as your job) due to one mistake or a misunderstanding.

Being caught speeding or receiving a Notice of Intended Prosecution in the post can be extremely frightening. But you do not necessarily have to accept the consequences quietly.

Our driving offences solicitors in London can talk you through your options and provide expert representation to reduce the impact on your life, including helping you avoid a driving ban altogether.

We have built our robust professional reputation on results. We have a strong track record of helping our clients reach positive resolutions, allowing them to move on from the incident as soon as possible.

Talk to our speeding offences solicitors in London

If your licence is at risk then contact our specialist speeding offence solicitors in London.

We can provide a free 10-minute initial consultation to talk about what happened and how our specialists can help, either with a pending case or by appealing an existing sentence.

How our speeding solicitors can help you

You might expect a speeding offence to be cut-and-dry – if you are caught speeding on camera or through the use of technology, how can you argue against that?

In fact, the complexity of the procedures required to catch and successfully prosecute speeding offenders mean that there are many opportunities to defend the charges or argue reduced or less serious penalties.

That’s where our driving offence specialists come in.

We are highly experienced at helping people reduce the impact of speeding charges on their life. In the best case scenario, we are able to get charges dropped or penalties overturned altogether, and have built a strong professional reputation on our successes.

We can assist you with speeding offences and all types of related driving offences that involve speeding, including:

Whether you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution, been arrested or invited to the police station for an interview under caution, or have an upcoming court hearing, we can leap into action as soon as you contact us for advice.

Our team can help you build a strong defence strategy, or argue special reasons or exceptional hardship with the aim of reducing the consequences of conviction, including avoiding a driving disqualification.

We can also assist with appeals if you have already been convicted or received a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) that you want to challenge. We advise that you contact us as soon as possible after conviction or receipt of an FPN as you only have 21 days to appeal a driving sentence or 28 days to challenge an FPN.

Why choose our driving offence solicitors?

We understand that impact a road traffic offence conviction can have on your life. Many of our clients have never been in trouble with the authorities before, and often have professional reputations and families to protect.

Perhaps you need your licence for work or to visit your children. Or perhaps you are a public figure for whom a conviction could mean the end of your career. Whatever walk of life you’re from, we know that even a short ban could turn your life upside down.

Our lawyers are driving offence specialists and members of the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation scheme for our independently recognised skills.

We can offer you a free 10-minute initial consultation to talk about your case and how we can help. This conversation is no obligation, which means you don’t have to take your case forwards with us unless we’re the right fit for you.

We regularly advise clients who have previously received advice for a speeding offence, but were not happy with the quality of advice they received. We’re happy to have turned things around for so many individuals where other lawyers have been unsuccessful.

You can read more about some of our clients’ experiences with us here.

Overall, you can expect us to:

  • Travel, even at short notice and out-of-hours to represent you at the police station and at court.
  • Respect you and be honest with you about how your case is going.
  • Demystify the legal process and make sure you understand everything that’s going on.
  • Respond to calls and emails quickly.
  • Be upfront and clear about our fees.

What are the penalties for speeding?

Speeding on a UK motorway can carry a fine of up to £2500 plus six points on your licence and a period of disqualification.

Even a more minor conviction can have significant negative impact on your life should it push you penalty points over the 12 point limit, leaving you potentially without your driving licence.

UK speeding laws can be complex and as such strict means of detection and proving offences is essential. Sometimes it can be these strict rules that can afford means to a defence. This chart shows the UK limits and the discretionary tolerances (the amount over the speed limit the authorities will tend to ignore) recommended by The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC):

Speed Limit Fixed Penalty Summons
20mph 25mph 35mph
30mph 35mph 50mph
40mph 46mph 66mph
50mph 57mph 76mph
60mph 68mph 86mph
70mph 79mph 96mph
1. £60 (pending)
2. Licence endorsed with 3 penalty points
Magisterial discretion (level) 2 maximum of:
1. £100 fine
2. Licence endorsed - range of penalty points available
3. Disqualification
4. Compulsory re-testing

When you factor-in the many procedural rules the police and prosecutors must abide by, the calibration and correct use of the detection equipment (speed cameras, lasers, radars etc.) and in some cases, potential mitigation defence, it becomes evident that not every speeding case is straightforward.

Our motoring offences fees

We can take your speeding case on a fixed fee basis, so you will always know where you stand in terms of costs.

For information about our fixed fees and the work they cover, visit our Road Traffic Offences Fees page.

Get in touch with our speeding offences lawyers in London

If your licence is at risk then contact our specialist speeding offence solicitors in London.

We can provide a free 10-minute initial consultation to talk about what happened and how our specialists can help, either with a pending case or by appealing an existing sentence.