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Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences
29th Edition
Practice Area:  Road Traffic
ISBN:  9780414071827
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  30 Sep 2019
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Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences covers all the criminal offences linked to motoring, including speeding, drink driving, dangerous driving, insurance violations, license violations, offences concerning the condition of vehicles, etc.

In addition to commentary relating to this range of offences, the title also includes definitions of motoring terms and court procedural information and instructions to guide practitioners through this area of the law from both a prosecution and defense perspective.


Key features:
  • Sets out the basic principles and clarifies key terms, covering specific offences chapter-by-chapter ensuring relevant information is easy to find;
  • Renowned and authoritative author team led by General Editor Kevin McCormac;
  • Sets out the implications of recent legislative and case law developments;
  • Advises on everything from the everyday to the esoteric;
  • One stop shop for road traffic lawyers, providing up-to-date and authoritative answers.
Coverage includes:
  • Brings the main work up to date to August 1, 2019 including legislation resulting from the proposed exit from the EU.
  • Detailed coverage of the important decisions in R. (on the application of Poskitt) v Reading Magistrates’ Court [2018] and Platinum Crown Investments Ltd v North East Essex Magistrates’ Court [2017] in relation to the power of the appeal courts in relation to interlocutory rulings in a magistrates’ court.
  • Analysis of the cases where the UK courts have considered the compatibility of legislation relating to insurance of motor vehicles with EU Directives: RoadPeace v Secretary of State for Transport [2017], R&S Pilling (t/a Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd [2019], Lewis v Tinsdale and others [2018], Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd [2016], Fundo de Garantia Automovel v Juliana (C-80/17, EU:C:2018:661) and the decision of the Supreme Court in Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd [2019].
  • Coverage of important decisions relating to the powers associated with the laying of informations and changes to their content Begum v Luton B.C. [2018] (laying of informations); R. v Woodward [2017] (significance of distinction between investigating and prosecuting for purpose of time limits); Platinum Crown Investments Ltd. v North East Essex Magistrates’ Court [2017] and Dougall v CPS [2018] (approach to amendment of informations).
  • Detailed coverage of the important decisions in R. (on the application of DPP) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court [2018] and R (Parashar) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court and CPS [2019] (judicial review of decisions where it is alleged there had been a material mistake as to fact leading to unfairness).
  • Detailed coverage and analysis of the powers to adjourn and distinction between approach where the application is made by the prosecution or the defence.
  • Coverage of the further exception to use of mobile telephones to allow for use in remote-controlled parking.
  • In-depth commentary on latest case law: R. v Sugden [2018] (use of MGDD/A form for refreshing memory); R. (on the application of SY) v D.P.P. [2018] (interplay between autrefois acquit and abuse of process decisions); R. v Petgrave [2018] (detailed consideration of both defence of duress and procedure relating to it); R. (on the application of Poskitt) v Reading Magistrates’ Court [2018], R. v Cox (Rodney) [2019] and R. (on the application of Rathor) v Southampton Magistrates’ Court [2018] (power to change earlier decisions); R. v York [2018] (assessing means in relation to compensation orders); R. v Ishmail (Neyaz Shohid) [2018] (importance of giving reasons where imposing penalty points for more than one offence); R v Arslan [2019] (importance of giving reasons where using statutory powers extending periods of disqualification); R. v Branson and Thomas [2019] (importance of alerting defendant where court proposing to consider using power to disqualify under s.146); Miller v Director of Public Prosecutions [2018] and DPP v Zeigler and others [2019] (time limits in relation to stating a case).
  • Note of relevant changes in the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (as amended) and the Criminal Practice Directions.
  • Updating of changes regarding fixed penalties.


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