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Our Track Record

Success rates are entirely meaningless.

Over the years, Michael Lyon Solicitors Limited has been responsible for securing thousands of acquittals in defended road traffic prosecutions. In cases where a plea of guilty has been negotiated with the Crown, thousands of our clients have received the benefit of a significantly reduced penalty. Please make your own judgement by browsing our unparalleled wealth of experience gained from a decade devoted to exclusively defending road traffic cases.

This is an arduous process so please bear with us whilst we fill up the database with details of our past cases.

In the meantime, please use the drop down menu to browse some examples of each type of offence that we have dealt with over the years.

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  Kept Licence
A Classic Case Of Exceptional Hardship In Dumfries
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
We are often asked to give examples of exceptional hardship and, as the law recognises, we always point out that there are no hard and fast rules and each case ..
  Kept Licence
Extreme Hardship Driving Ban Avoided Scotland
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was a shop keeper who required his van in order to go back and forth from the cash and carry. He was originally charged with parking on a zig-zag li ..
  Kept Licence
Exceptional Hardship Lawyer Glasgow
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client pleaded guilty to a minor speeding charge without realising that he would be in line for a disqualification under the totting-up provisions. He enlis ..
  Kept Licence
Loss Of Job Upheld As Exceptional Hardship
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
This was the third of three successful exceptional hardship proofs which we conducted on 1 November 2017 at Dumfries Justice of the Peace Court. It had been a v ..
  Kept Licence
Can Losing Employment Be Exceptional Hardship?
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
This case was heard at Dumfries Justice of the Peace Court in November 2017. Our client had shopped around and discussed his case with a variety of road traffic ..
  Kept Licence
Exceptional Hardship Submission Upheld Dumfries
Totting Up / Exceptional Hardship
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Our client was unfortunately caught using his mobile telephone whilst driving along the A75 at Carrutherstown, Dumfries. His usual van was fully fitted with a h ..