Driving Without Insurance

When it comes to simplicity of offences, driving without insurance is up there at the top.

In the UK, if you drive on a road or other public place without having at minimum third party insurance, you have committed an offence.

No ifs or buts and it makes no difference if you were aware your insurance had expired or not. This is because driving without insurance is an ‘absolute offence’. However, despite this, there are defences available for driving without insurance and our Road Traffic Offence Solicitors have over many years of experience building and presenting cases to the Court.

We are a diverse, law firm with multi-lingual solicitors who use the best-in-class technology to provide clients with streamlined, modern, and highly effective motoring law advice and representation. Our years of experience in road traffic and criminal law means we have relationships with some of the UK’s best Barristers and King’s Counsel. Our clients also benefit from our ability to instruct the country’s most respected expert witnesses who can provide the Court with the facts required to support a not guilty plea or mitigate the sentence handed down by a Judge.

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked concerning driving without insurance.

People choose and recommend us not just in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby and Leamington, but across the Midlands and the whole of the UK.

I let someone else drive my uninsured car – am I guilty of an offence?

What are the penalties for driving without insurance?

What are the defences available if I am caught driving without insurance?

My insurance company is saying my vehicle insurance has lapsed or is not valid – can I be convicted?

Why choose us

Our Solicitors regularly defend clients facing motoring allegations at the police station and in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. We can also help with appeals against disqualification and applications for early reinstatement of your licence.

Regardless of the charges against you, you are entitled to a criminal defence. We do not judge our clients; our only objective is to defend you against the Prosecution’s allegations. You can be confident that by instructing us to defend you, your chances of acquittal or a reduced sentence are greatly improved. The most important factor is to contact us as soon as you are stopped by the police for driving without insurance.

To receive expert advice and if you have been charged with driving without insurance, please contact us using the form below.

Meet your 'Driving Without Insurance' specialists

Based in our city centre offices in Coventry, here’s our team to guide you through your legal needs.

Sarah McCormack
Sarah McCormack

27 years experience

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Balbir Dahil
Balbir Dahil

27 years experience

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Richard Murray
Richard Murray

27 years experience

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Teerath Gill
Teerath Gill

19 years experience

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Fees

Depending upon the complexity we are able to offer fixed fees in some cases. In other cases our solicitors charge the following hourly rate:

 
  • Partner/Member Solicitor
    Hourly rate of £265 + VAT
  • Senior Solicitor or Head of Dept: (PQE 8yr+)
    Hourly rate of £240 + VAT
  • Assistant Solicitor/Fee Earner (PQE 3/7yr)
    Hourly rate of £215 + VAT
  • Newly Qualified Fee Earner (PQE 1/3yr)
    Hourly rate of £185 + VAT
  • Paralegals/Trainees
    Hourly rate of £135 + VAT
  • Support Paralegals
    Hourly rate of £115 + VAT

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