Serious Road Traffic Offences

"The lawyers on the crime team are relentlessly good at what they do. They have a collaborative approach and are incredibly thorough and detailed in their work."

Chambers UK 2021

A serious road traffic collision or accident can happen to anyone.  Our criminal law team has experienced solicitors who specialise in representing those involved in such cases, often representing clients accused of causing death by careless or dangerous driving as well as other serious driving matters. 

The law relating to road traffic offences is amongst the most complex in criminal law.  Such cases are often factually and legally difficult but we have over 75 years of providing the highest quality advice and representation to our clients facing these allegations.

We recognise that police investigations and charges relating to serious road traffic accidents are distressing for the driver, passengers and anyone else involved.  While there are no 'winners' in these cases our focus is to ensure that you are not punished in matters that simply amount to an accident.   We will use all our resources, including employing experts where necessary to assist us in demonstrating the standard of your driving.

Should you find yourself subject to a police investigation or summons arising out of a serious road traffic accident or matter, it is vital that you obtain professional legal advice as quickly as possible. We have demonstrable success in preventing such cases going to court as a result of our strategic advice and representation.  Should matters escalate and you are charged or summonsed to court for an offence, we adopt a tenacious and proactive approach resulting in a high acquittal rate.

We aim to achieve the best outcome for people potentially facing or charged with a serious road traffic offence by engaging with the police and prosecuting authorities at the outset to gain as much information about the investigation as possible.  Depending on the circumstances, we can make representations on your behalf with a view to having the case discontinued.  We will guide you through the complexities of the allegation and advise you on the best options available to you in your particular circumstances.  We will also seek the advice of the lawyers from our personal injury team where appropriate.

Kingsley Napley is ranked in Band 1 for General Crime by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

They are able to draw on expertise across the firm to provide a seamless service - if you are facing criminal allegations they can also handle the media, as well as any employment issues or regulatory proceedings that may arise."

Chambers UK 2020 - A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Kingsley Napley has real strength and expertise at all levels of the crime group. The team is hard-working, focused on getting results and yet maintains the human touch."

Legal 500 UK 2020

What directories have said about us

The general crime department is the best I have ever worked with. They are unsurpassed in the way they work as a team on their cases - it's a very well-drilled, slick operation."

Chambers UK 2020 - A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession

The ‘first-rate’ team at Kingsley Napley LLP is ‘efficient, strategic, committed and able to handle the most complex of criminal cases as well as more general crime cases’. It advises corporations and individuals on sexual offences, violent crimes, drug offences, firearms offences, extradition and high-profile matters with an international element."

Legal 500 UK 2019

They very much embrace the need to look at the whole situation; they look at the media exposure - for people in the public eye and for a particular type of high net worth individual, that's very important and I've seen them handle that side of things very well. They're one of those few firms that would give clients a genuine round-the-clock service, seven days a week."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018


The KN team are one of the best known, oldest and highly regarded teams in this area of work. They get first rate work and deliver excellent results."

Legal 500 UK 2021

In dealing with the firm, every aspect was outstanding and of the highest quality."

Chambers UK 2021

Highly collaborative and team based in everything they do. Friendly and down to earth while also being world class. Uniquely able to bring together the brightest and the best but without being pompous or superior in their attitude. Great listeners, hard workers and tactically the best in the business."

Legal 500 UK 2021

A dynamic team that shows good attention to detail.”

Chambers UK 2021

KN are exceptional in almost all categories! They are streaks ahead of everyone else and provide a very high level of service. If I were in trouble that’s where I would go.  I like the fact they are genuinely committed to providing excellence even on less lucrative cases or on cases of less seriousness. They completely get how serious every case is for a client. They unfailing do the very best for their clients."

Legal 500 UK 2021

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