Legal advice

  • Q&A: Truck washing caused ‘off’

    Q&A: Truck washing caused ‘off’

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    Our specialist motoring solicitor Andrew Prendergast guides readers through their legal trials and troubles Q  I am an all-year-round biker because I don’t have a car licence and love riding bikes. I got ‘bitten by the biking bug’ back in the nineties, and I’ve ridden all around the world twice (amongst many other trips). I…

  • Q&A: Speeding in Spain

    Q&A: Speeding in Spain

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    Our specialist motoring solicitor Andrew Prendergast guides bikers through their legal trials and troubles Q  I’m a police officer and have been on the job for nearly ten years. I’ve got a mate who’s been in six months longer than me and he has just been revetted. It’s a hot topic at the moment and…

  • Legal Q&A: Court for chap who taxed wrong bike

    Legal Q&A: Court for chap who taxed wrong bike

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    Q  We are very fortunate and both I and my partner have a bike each in the garage (we bought matching MT-09s a few years ago). As summer was ending, I made a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) declaration for both bikes around last September. However, as we had a mild October I got road…

  • Legal Q&A: Unhappy biker wants to sue the judge…

    Legal Q&A: Unhappy biker wants to sue the judge…

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    Q.  Last year I was trying to get across town for a job interview.  Unfortunately, I was running late so decided to take my MT07.  The traffic was super heavy, so I started overtaking using an area of white diagonal stripes.  I was desperate to be on time as I hated my old job.  Despite…

  • Legal Q&A: Pillion wife to sue husband

    Legal Q&A: Pillion wife to sue husband

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    Q.  I am utterly confused.  Please help us!  Over the summer I was riding along a country lane with my wife on the back.  I have an array of different bikes (I am truly lucky) and that evening we decided to jump on the Goldwing.  It’s a big old lump, but it’s super comfy!  The…

  • Legal Q&A: Awkward situation with mate’s prank…

    Legal Q&A: Awkward situation with mate’s prank…

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    Q  Over the last couple of years my mates have all started heading away from sports bikes and down the green lane riding route.  Lured by a fun day out, last year I bought a Husqvarna 701 and started kitting it out to make it even more awesome. That included fitting a rekluse clutch. To…

  • Legal Q&A: IAM Instructor Vs Lorry – who was at fault?

    Legal Q&A: IAM Instructor Vs Lorry – who was at fault?

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    Our specialist motoring solicitor Andrew Prendergast from White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors guides our followers through their legal trials and troubles Q: I am an IAM instructor and have also done my ROSPA gold so I know how to ride and have great observational skills, even if I do say so myself. Two months ago I…

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