Mo called Forrest Williams after calling several other firms and being told the same thing:
“Your case is 4 months away and it’s only for speeding, so you really don’t need to worry about it until closer to the time. There’s nothing that can be done this far in advance”.
Mo already had 6 points on his licence on the date of the offence and his speed meant that he would look to be disqualified for 6 months under the “totting up” provisions, unless he could conduct a successful Exceptional Hardship application.
Rather than dismiss Mo as other firms had, I told Mo the same as I’d tell any of our clients: we’ll do everything we can to help you.
Although listing a court hearing completely depends on the availability of the court, we can always try and see if they have any earlier availability. I contacted the court to explain our client’s nervous disposition and asked if anything could be done to bring this hearing forward as the matter was hanging over our client “like a dark cloud”.
Thankfully, the court was willing to accommodate our request and a hearing date was set over 2 months prior to the original court date – we’d managed to halve Mo’s waiting time! He was thrilled.
Between Mo’s instructions to us and his new hearing date we were able to fully prepare an Exceptional Hardship application and Mo was represented at his hearing by specialist solicitor, Steve Williams.
Due to our proactive thinking and Steve’s 25 years’ experience, Mo managed to have a successful Exceptional Hardship hearing and keep his licence before any other firm would even contemplate an initial phone call.
It’s never too early to instruct.
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