We are Specialist Exceptional Hardship Solicitors
By law if you accumulate 12 Penalty Points or more within a three year period you will be summonsed to appear before the Magistrates’ Court and face disqualification for a minimum period of 6 months. This is commonly known as a “totting up” disqualification.
Motorists finding themselves in this position can make an application to the court not to disqualify on the grounds of “exceptional hardship”, which is best described as “real hardship”. Exceptional hardship will usually involve real hardship to the motorist or third parties who will be affected. Examples include:
- Loss of employment
- Loss of home
- Inability to care for a loved one
- Risk of redundancies
Courts are often sceptical of applications for exceptional hardship and will investigate any request not to disqualify. It is therefore important that any application is thoroughly prepared and presented, along with appropriate supporting evidence.
At Caddick Davies Solicitors we specialise in applications for exceptional hardship and understand that the prospect of losing your licence with all of the associated consequences for your employment, home and loved ones can be daunting.
We have an impressive record for successfully arguing exceptional hardship and avoiding disqualification on behalf of our clients.
If you find yourself in this position, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help.
Below you will find a wealth of helpful information on “Totting Up” and “Exceptional Hardship” Law, How We Can Help and also Answers to Commonly Asked Questions.