Exceptional Hardship

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If you have 12 points on your licence you likely to receive an immediate driving ban of 6 months or more for a first time totting up disqualification. In order to decide whether a ban will be imposed, the Court will give you the opportunity to raise an exceptional hardship argument.

If you have received 12 penalty points and need advice about whether you can claim exceptional hardship – contact our expert team on 0800 046 3066

A finding of exceptional hardship would be the only way to prevent a driving ban at 12 points. In terms of satisfying the criteria for exceptional hardship, the hardship must be more than would normally be suffered by you without a licence.

Exceptional Hardship cases must be presented to the Court and then the Court will assess the situation and decide whether the hardship amounts to “hardship which is beyond that normally suffered”.  In terms of losing a job due to the driving ban this will not automatically amount to exceptional hardship. Nevertheless, if the implications from the loss of employment are great enough or they affect others, then there may be a case for exceptional hardship.

Each case can be interpreted differently and so it is essential to seek legal advice before preparing any submission.  Read our FREE Guide – Exceptional Hardship

We are experts in this area and we hold an unenviable record of success in persuading the courts not to disqualify motorists with 12 or more penalty points, and our Solicitors and Barristers work hard on your behalf to win your case.

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To find out more about exceptional hardship and to give you the best possible chance of avoiding a totting up ban please contact our specialist motoring solicitors on 0800 046 3066

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