The Cycling Lawyer
Thoughts from a 3rd cat and vet racing and commuting cyclist
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
A note on the law: Manslaughter, dangerous cycling and ‘s35 Driving’
Manslaughter in English law is not a straightforward topic. It can be broadly split into: 1. Cases where the Defendant has killed anot...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The Alliston trial
A heavy handed prosecution against a cyclist for manslaughter has failed but a charge of ‘furious or wanton driving’ has succeeded. In ...
Monday, 20 March 2017
Legal Update Spring 2017
Contributory Negligence (1) undertaking a left turning vehicle In McGeer v Macintosh (2017) the Court of Appeal had to consider the sa...
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
The Government’s Proposals on Sentencing Bad Drivers. Plenty of Retribution but No Deterrence
On 4 th December, in time for the Sunday papers, the Government issued a press release entitled ‘Killer Drivers to Face Life Sentences’....
Monday, 19 September 2016
Leigh Day Helli-va Ride
This Thursday evening a group of hardy young lawyers from Leigh Day are going to set out from Hoddesdon in Herts to start a clockwise arc...
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
The Criminal Justice System; How it fails us and how it needs reform
Nobody could fail to be deeply moved by hearing, as I did on Radio 4 this morning, the relatives of victims killed by dangerous drivers spe...
Saturday, 9 April 2016
I have not yet had my mind changed on jury trials
My last piece on jury trial in dangerous driving cases has sparked some lively debate. I have enjoyed some interesting discussion with wel...
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