95%+

SPECIAL REASONS PROOF ACCEPTED

97%

CLIENTS AVOID CUSTODIAL SENTENCE

96%

BAIL OBTAINED FOR CUSTODY CASES

95%

ROAD TRAFFIC CLIENTS AVOID DRIVING BANS

Practice Areas

Speeding Offences

To Lanarkshire Road Traffic Lawyers, each speeding case and client is unique with each situation requiring a bespoke solution.

Special Reasons Proof

In Scotland, an avenue is available to drivers to either prevent a driving disqualification or ban from driving, reduce the length of any driving disqualification or ban, prevent points on driving licence being awarded or to reduce the number of points on driving licence being awarded. This avenue is a Special Reasons Proof.

Mobile Phone Use

If convicted of a mobile phone offence whilst driving, this can mean 3 penalty points on a driving licence and a significant financial penalty being imposed.

Exceptional Hardship Proof

An Exceptional Hardship Proof allows a driver to continue to drive after receiving 12 or more points on their driving licence.

ABOUT US

Lanarkshire Road Traffic Lawyers are experienced defence lawyers for all road traffic law, driving charges and motoring offences. We represent drivers and motorists in courts across Lanarkshire on a daily basis, for every kind of driving charge and motoring offence, and we fight every road traffic case to help drivers avoid receiving penalty points or a driving ban on their driving licence – and keep good motorists on the road.

Lanarkshire Road Traffic Lawyers are specialists when it comes to motoring offences like speeding, dangerous driving charges, avoiding driving ban with 12 points on licence, drink driving, using mobile phone while driving.  We’re experienced in road traffic law, and knowledgeable in how to defend clients against the latest laws.  

Our history

1989 Company created

1995 Charles became Solicitor Advocate (youngest in Scotland)

2010 Recommended criminal law firm

2013 Jackson Bateman joins the legal team

2014 Criminal law firm finalist for 2014

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WE SOLVE EVEN THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES

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Our Lawyers

Jackson Bateman Solicitor

Jackson Bateman

Director, Defence Lawyer

Jackson maintains a strong interest, commitment and passion for Criminal Defence and Road Traffic law work.

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Charles Ferguson Solicitor Advocate

Charles Ferguson

Director, Solicitor Advocate

Charles Ferguson, Solicitor Advocate, is our company director and head of the legal team.

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FAQ

We can help you keep your driving licence, we can present to the court information to allow you to keep your driving licence, limit any penalty points imposed or prevent any points being imposed on your driving licence at all. Alternatively we can seek for you a limited driving disqualification of 55 days or less as an alternative to receiving penalty points on your driving licence.

Unfortunately, for many road traffic and driving cases Legal Aid is not available. We do however offer cost effective “Block Fees” for road traffic /driving offence cases’ legal fees and costs. This means that you will know from the outset how much your defence from our lawyers will cost should it proceed to trial. These block fees represent a significant saving for you; unlike other law firms we will not charge you by an hourly rate.

We have great success in defending drivers’ mobile phone cases, utilising specialist knowledge and services which other road traffic defence lawyers do not do. We are able to retrieve your telephone records from your telephone provider to assist in proving you were not using your mobile phone at the time, as well as directly challenging the crown case and the police witnesses’ accounts of what happened.

Many of our road traffic / speeding clients contact us immediately after being stopped by the police seeking advice as to whether they should accept the speeding ticket offered. We always offer a free consultation service to all of our clients, and this consultation is especially important in speeding cases.

In Scotland an avenue is available to drivers to either prevent a driving disqualification or ban from driving, reduce the length of any driving disqualification or ban, prevent points on driving licence being awarded or to reduce the number of points on driving licence being awarded. This avenue is a Special Reasons Proof.

Under “Totting Up” provisions, if a driver reaches 12 or more points on their driving licence they can expect to be banned from driving for a period of time depending on their individual circumstances unless that driver utilises an Exceptional Hardship Proof.

If the police or fiscals issue you with a ticket or warning letter, contact us immediately time limits can apply to challenges these tickets or warnings.

What people say about us

Morning Jackson, I want to reiterate my sincere thanks and appreciation for your work and professionalism. I was expecting far worse yesterday, as a result I am more than happy with the outcome. Genuine thanks!

…thank you for everything….what an experience an awful place take my hat off to you’s for dealing with that day in day out…I will definitely recommend you.

Excellent work, I was absolutely delighted by the way the whole court case was conducted and presented.

Charles is one of the most honest, genuine people I have ever met. He communicated effortlessly with me and showed me he really cared.

Charles Ferguson kept me on the road despite 12 points on my driving licence.  My business is throughout the UK and I depend on my driving licence for work.  Highly recommended!

We train advocates in a variety of disciplines in many countries around the world. Our courses are intense and challenging but well-regarded.

The fact that Charles Ferguson requested advocacy training for himself and his team speaks loudly. Charles is an immensely experienced and skilful courtroom lawyer yet he recognises that regular training will keep an advocate in top form.

In addition, Charles invests in his team. Fraser McKinnon and Jackson Bateman were very bright, on top of the facts and the law and quick to learn and practise new skills.

In the end, this can only be good news for Charles Ferguson’s clients.

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