www.thelorrylawyer.com wasn’t just designed to provide legal information and advice on transport matters, but to be a one stop shop for all those working in the haulage industry. This is why we aim to cover all areas of law relevant to a haulage business from transport to traffic, from health & safety to employment and so on, as well as giving usual links to partner pages and traffic and weather updates. However, we recognise that sometimes private personal issues can be troubling our clients away from work and for that reason, we thought that we would cover some Q&As with the head of our Family Law team based in our Liverpool office.
It has been announced that with immediate effect victims of crime will have the right to a review (VRR) of any decision not to prosecute the accused.
If the Crown Prosecution Service makes the decision not to bring a prosecution, or decides to terminate criminal proceedings after a charge has initially been brought, the victims, which includes bereaved families and the parents of a juvenile, can request a review of the decision. The right does not however extend to those cases not pursued by the Police or dealt with by way of an out-of-court process, such as a remedial course.
From July drivers caught using their mobile phones whilst driving will face higher on-the-spot fines as part of the Government’s changes to the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) regime. Drivers who accept a FPN will face a fine of £100 in addition to receiving three points on their licence. This represents a £40 increase on the current applicable fine of £60.
The Government has today announced that it intends to implement a change in the law from July this year whereby an individual who is seen driving in a careless or inconsiderate manner can be stopped by the police and issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). In addition to carrying the endorsement of three penalty points for the driver, the fine associated with an FPN will increase to £100.