Goods and Passenger Drivers’ Hours: changes relating to rests and fixed penalties

A change to the enforcement approach relating to weekly rests and where they can be taken came into force on 1 November 2017. Separately, a change in the scope of offences for which a fixed penalty can be issued has been ann...

Ashtons Legal appoints new Business Managers

Ashtons Legal has created and filled new Business Manager roles in a move designed to ensure that their experienced lawyers are able to concentrate on providing quality legal advice to clients while others support them to gro...

Automated vehicles: but what about insurance?

Vehicles known as “automated vehicles” are ones where a driver can hand over control to the vehicle. The vehicle is then driven by the on-board technology. This may be for part of, or for the whole of, the journey. As the...

New careless driving offence and life sentences for some fatal driving offences

The Ministry of Justice has announced its intention to make two changes to the law relating to serious and fatal road traffic offences (16 October 2017):• a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving• increasin...