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Motoring Solicitor in Mansfield

Steve Williams

Despite being born and raised in Birmingham before living for some time in London, expert motoring solicitor Steve Williams, principal of niche firm Forrest Williams, considers Mansfield his home town.


“It’s amazing to think I’ve lived here longer than I spent growing up in Birmingham.  I have to remind my mum of this when she asks me to meet her in places in Birmingham that she swears I can find my way to and which I can barely remember!”


Steve’s relocation all those years ago is good news for the Nottinghamshire motorists who he defends in Courts across England and Wales daily.


“It’s certainly incredible to realise that a small town like Mansfield is home to such a specialist firm and an expert in their field, like Steve.” One happy local client remarked at the end of his successful hearing.


While Steve is happy to travel to Courts further afield, and has appeared at well over 100 Courts in his 20+ years’  experience, his management and research responsibilities tie him to the Mansfield headquarters often, leaving him much more able to represent local clients on a regular basis.


“You’re getting an extremely skilled and specialised advocate of an A Grade ranking as far as the legal system is concerned, for a very reasonable fixed fee.” The previously mentioned client, not unfamiliar with the legal world for his companies’ own commercial law requirements, continued.


It’s true.


Forrest Williams always work on a fixed fee basis, and as a specialist motoring law firm, only deal with motoring cases.  From minor speeding cases to the most serious death by dangerous driving charges, Forrest Williams can help you.




Driving Whilst Disqualified Case At Harrogate Magistrates Court

A client appointed our specialist motoring solicitors to represent him in Harrogate Magistrates Court in relation to a charge of Driving whilst Disqualified, the details of the case meant that the court would consider a prison sentence as the most appropriate way to deal with the case.


Having spent time building a strong mitigation case for this client, he was able to leave court with his family having escaped an immediate custodial sentence feeling very lucky to have been given a community service order instead.


It’s impossible to tell someone how to avoid a prison sentence without going into a lot of detail about their case. Every case is different. We make sure that we spend time going through the case in detail to make sure that we uncover the best points. Clients often don’t know what the strongest parts of their case are and often don’t think to mention points which would help them. All our staff have been trained to take statements in a forensic way to make sure we build the best possible case for our clients.


If you need help presenting your case in the best possible light call us on 01623 600645

99% of Police Officers Avoid Prosecution for Motoring Offences

Less than one per cent of police officers who were caught speeding have been punished, it has been revealed.


Only a small handful have been prosecuted for speeding or jumping red lights, even though tens of thousands of officers have been noted for breaking the law by committing a motoring offence.


The Freedom of Information Act released figures which showed that only 753 out of 75,434 officers spotted by road-side cameras in the last two-and-a-half years were prosecuted.


These figures have led to accusations, claiming that police officers are routinely let off without proper checks, while ordinary drivers automatically face a £60 fine and three penalty points, never being let off.


Road safety charities said the high number of fines cancelled was ‘worrying’ – and it is feared that senior officers are not carrying out proper checks before letting police off, which could be a big problem in the future as the number of officers being let off will rise.


Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: ‘These figures paint a worrying picture. We recognise that in emergency situations, especially where lives are at stake, police need to be able to respond rapidly, but this must be weighed up against the danger posed to the public – especially people on foot and bicycle – from speeding.


‘We believe police and other emergency services should be doing everything possible to ensure their drivers are not putting people at risk of injury or death, and to help put a stop to the scores of serious casualties that involve emergency service vehicles each year.


In Leicestershire, police were clocked speeding 5,738 times over the two-and-a-half year period – but just three were prosecuted, which works out as one officer in every 1,912.


Police forces are able to cancel tickets given to officers as long as speeding is necessary because they are responding to a 999 call or pursuing a suspect.


But this should be seen as a more serious matter when officers are caught speeding without reason.


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