Statement re “Killer drivers on mobiles to get life”

Responding to the news that the Government was considering introducing new legislation that see drivers receiving life sentences if convicted of killing someone whilst using a mobile phone, Nick Freeman, the country’s leading road traffic lawyer, said: “The new legislation is a dangerous route to go down as it could mean there is too much emphasis placed on the consequence of the driving as opposed to the driving itself. “In respect to death by dangerous driving, the current law is adequate, but it’s the sentencing guidelines that need to be…Read more

Figures Reveal Yawning Between Speeders Caught By Cameras Compared To Police Officers

Figures obtained by the country’s leading traffic lawyer reveal the yawning gulf between motorists caught speeding by fixed cameras, and those caught by uniformed traffic officers. The statistics – acquired by Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, under the Freedom of Information of Act from six forces - comes the day after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) called for even more average speed cameras to help reduce air pollution on the nation’s A roads. In 2011, Merseyside Police caught a total of 48,675 drivers for speeding -…Read more

New Bill Widens The Fairness Over Anonymity

I have always been a strong believer that the courts do not only exist to convict the guilty but are also there to free the innocent. As a fundamental right in this country, we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. In reaching that difficult balance there has to be a level playing field, administered by dedicated legal professionals and each side coming to criminal litigation with an equality of arms. Over the past few years I have been publicly campaigning for defendants in sex cases to be afforded the same…Read more

Will Car Bullying Make Our Roads Like A School Playground

As a person who enjoys the pleasure of driving, I have followed the progress of the driverless car with both interest and a little trepidation. The first time many of us would have thought about the possibility of a driverless car was from watching science fiction films. I remember seeing the iconic Johnny Cab in Total Recall and thinking how dystopic [sic.] it all seemed. The idea of being driven by a robot. Preposterous. Let’s move on, not a few hundred years but a few decades and the press’ column…Read more

Put Three Year Limit On Time Sex Abuse Allegations Can Be Reported, Says Mr Loophole

Criminal defence lawyer Nick Freeman has reiterated his call for a time limit when it comes to reporting sexual crimes. The call comes after the Crown Prosecution Service revealed its decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical claims of abuse is being reviewed after an appeal by one of the singer’s four accusers. The highly publicized case against the singer - who was never arrested or charged over the allegations - was dropped in June on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The celebrity lawyer, commentator and…Read more

Why Should We Care About The Yorkshire Ripper?

Recent reports of Peter Sutcliffe's move from Broadmoor to a category A prison have sparked another round of column inches for the Yorkshire Ripper. Not because of the horrendous crimes he committed but that he now fears for his own life after being transferred to a category A prison. Following his recent evaluation, Sutcliffe was declared sane and as such had been moved from Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital to HMP Frankland in County Durham. Broadmoor had been his home for some 32 years. Now he shares HMP Frankland with the likes…Read more

Can Technology Stop The Problem It Has Caused?

One of the rising issues for modern drivers is the danger imposed by technology. Not so much that technology is taking control away from us but that more and more drivers are choosing to use their smartphones whilst they are driving. The motoring and mainstream press are starting to fill column inches with reports of tragic accidents where a driver has been distracted by using their phones whilst they are behind the wheel. It is not so long ago that using a mobile phone to make or receive a call…Read more

Freeman & Co Further Strengthens In-House Team

Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has further strengthened the in-house team at his Manchester practice with the appointment of a talented senior solicitor. Damien Simmonds, who has spent his entire legal profession working in the North West, will work closely with “Mr Loophole” assisting him on road traffic cases, which is his particular speciality. Mr Freeman, who is the country’s most high-profile defence solicitor, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Damien to our growing team in what is proving to be one of our busiest years on record. “Damien brings with him…Read more

13 Motoring Laws You May Have Broken Without Knowing It

The Highway Code is full of tasty bits of motoring law trivia. However, it's amazing how after we pass our driving test some of us seem to throw the Highway Code away and never pay heed to it again. So just as a small reminder for some of you, and may be a bit of fun, here are 13 motoring laws you may have broken without even knowing it. You can stop on a road with a single yellow line to collect or drop people off however, you are not…Read more

Will The Tesla Crash Slow Down Self Driving Cars – Not On Your Life

After the tragic death of a test driver for the Tesla Autopilot car, you may have through that the technology race would take a breath. However, that is just not the case. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has been a driving force about the repaid development of their Autopilot system. About its ability to keep a car in 1 lane, avoid accidents and use cameras to understand its surroundings. However, Tesla has been criticised for what has been described as an aggressive strategy and its willingness to introduce the technology even…Read more