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Keeping your driving licence - establishing 'exceptional hardship'
In February 2012, in Coatbridge Justice of the Peace Court, Alan Gravelle successfully established exceptional hardship on behalf of a client suffering from breast cancer, who required a valid licence to travel to Chemotherapy treatment. The only alternative method of travel was a rail journey, followed by a bus or taxi ride.
In July 2012, he successfully persuaded Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court that exceptional hardship was established where the driver was responsible for transporting their elderly parent, who suffered from dementia, to hospital appointments. In addition, the Court also accepted that the driver, being employed in a niche profession where the employer instructs staff to attend at locations accross Scotland with significant equipment at short notice, would incur exceptional hardship through disqualification.
In each case, the driver retained their licence, and avoided disqualification.
If you are prosecuted for a driving offence that could take you to 12 points and result in disqualification, contact Beltrami & Company Limited to arrange a consultation.
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