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 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, 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 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.
"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