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Brilliant Legal Representation

“I was recently represented by Kang & Co Solicitors for a drink driving charge. From the initial telephone call it was clear that Kang & Co were experts in this field. They provided sound advice and diligently guided me through the process leading up to the court case. Through their legal representation I was able to avoid a community order and receive the best possible outcome for my case .”

Ollie, TrustPilot

Flawless Legal Help

“They had very little time to go ahead with getting all valid documents needed for my case, they were extremely efficient and great at calming me and keeping me updated with my case and it’s details with interviews and courtrooms to appear in, overall great experience with kang and co, I came out with a 2 year suspended sentence instead of a 1 year custodial sentence for GBH without intent. I now get to spend the time caring for my nan and helping with my family’s needs.”

L. Roddis, TrustPilot

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law and Driving Offences. We are ranked as a top tier law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner’s prestigous law guides.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 330 High Holborn in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1BD

330 High Holborn Kang and Co Solicitors London

London Office

330 High Holborn
Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

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Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BP

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Weekends/Bank Holidays
Closed

Meetings at our offices are by Appointment Only

Special Reasons Hearing for Motoring Offences

We can help protect your driving license at a Special Reasons Hearing

In certain circumstances, it is possible to avoid a compulsory Driving Ban or penalty points from being endorsed upon your driving licence. If ‘Special Reasons’ are applicable to your case, you can avoid being disqualified from driving or having penalty points endorsed. If you would like to know more about Special Reasons and whether this type of hearing will be applicable to your offence, then complete our Enquiry Form or call 0330 818 9825 to speak with one of our specialist motoring lawyers.

Kang & Co Solicitors is recognised as a leading law firm in the UK by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 law guides for motoring defence.

What is the law in regards to Special Reasons?

The legislation which gives the Court this discretion is contained within Section 34 of The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 which states the following:

“Where a person is convicted of an offence involving obligatory disqualification, the court must order him to be disqualified for such period not less than twelve months as the court thinks fit unless the court for special reasons thinks fit to order him to be disqualified for a shorter period or not to order him to be disqualified”

Driving offences where ‘Special Reasons’ are applicable can be argued for any Motoring Offence, however, these reasons are commonly used for:

  • Drink Driving
  • Failing to Provide a Specimen
  • Speeding
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Failing to Provide Driver Details

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Chambers Top Ranked Law Firm

Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a Band A ranking in the category of Crime (this includes Driving Offences), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.

Legal 500 Leading Firm

The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”

Definition of Special Reasons

For ‘Special Reasons’ in a specialist Hearing to be accepted by the Court, the circumstances relied upon a need to satisfy the criteria below;

  • Must be a mitigating or extenuating circumstance
  • Must not amount in law to a defence to the allegation
  • Must be directly connected with the commission of the offence
  • Must be something which the Court ought to properly take into consideration when imposing sentence.

AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS

 Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases start from;

£1,800 + VAT

Why Choose Kang & Co Solicitors?

  • Competitive Legal Fees

  • Honest Legal Advice

  • National Legal Representation

  • No Obligation Initial Telephone Assessment

Special Reasons Arguments Procedure

When making a ‘Special Reasons’ Argument, the plea to the Driving Offence would be guilty, because the person accepts committing the motoring offence. Therefore, the special reasons argument takes place as part of the sentencing procedure at Court.

If special reasons are applicable to your case and you would like to raise this, you will need to attend Court in person for the sentencing hearing. This is because the Court must hear your evidence in person and on oath to determine whether special reasons are applicable. If relying upon special reasons to avoid a driving disqualification or penalty points the prosecutor must be provided with the opportunity to cross-examine and challenge your evidence in relation to the ‘Special Reason’ raised.

A special reasons argument cannot be made by only writing to the Court, attendance at Court is necessary to raise and successfully rely upon this argument.

Example of Special Reasons

Common examples of ‘Special Reasons’ Arguments include:

  • Emergency Circumstances
  • Short Distance Travelled
  • Being Misled Concerning Insurance
  • Spiked Drinks

A specials reasons argument can be raised in relation to any circumstance which is directly connected with the commission of the offence.

What Does Not Amount to Special Reasons

An argument is raised to explain why the offence was committed, it does not relate to you, or your personal circumstances. Loss of employment, financial hardship, loss of your home, a clean driving record or good character do not amount to special reasons, because they do not relate to the commission of the offence.

If you are looking to avoid a Driving Ban because of your personal circumstances, it may be appropriate to consider appointing a solicitor to make an Exceptional Hardship Application.

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We Can Help Protect Your Driving Licence At A Special Reasons Hearing

Kang & Co Solicitors truly specialist solicitors and barristers are experts at defending clients who have been charged with a driving offence or are facing potential punishment.

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0330 818 9825

The Difference Between Special Reasons and Exceptional Hardship

Special Reasons Arguments relate to why the offence was committed or circumstances connected to the offence. As an example a person may commit the offence of Speeding because they are taking a friend or relative to hospital due to a genuine emergency. This could potentially amount to special reasons because the person accepts committing the offence of speeding. However, the reason for committing the offence was the medical emergency.

Exceptional Hardship relates to personal circumstances, for example an endorsement of 3 penalty points may render someone becoming a ‘totter’ and receiving a Driving Ban. An Exceptional Hardship Application would focus on the consequences of a driving ban and the hardship caused to others because of the driving ban.

Kang & Co Solicitors – Special Reasons

If you are being prosecuted for a Motoring Offence and would like to speak to one of our Driving Offence legal team about making a Special Reasons Argument, please complete our Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page or Call 0330 818 9825 to see how we can help save your driving licence or avoid penalty points being endorsed onto your driving licence by making a Special Reasons Argument to the Court.

Convincing the Court that special reasons are present in your case can be difficult and requires experienced legal knowledge with reference to appropriate case law, factual evidence and persuasive mitigation. To have a reasonable prospect of being successful with a special reasons argument, you will need expert legal advice, preparation and representation at Court.

 

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Our Offices

Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BD

London Office

330 High Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP

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