Expert Exceptional Hardship Solicitors


Essex: 01702 338338 or London: 020 8049 5888

We are specialists in exceptional hardship.  By law if you accumulate 12 penalty points or more within a 3 year period you will be summonsed to appear before the Magistrates Court to face disqualification for a minimum period of 6 months.  This is commonly known as “totting” up.

Many motorists find themselves in this position and are not aware that they can make an application to the Court to ask them not to disqualify them on the grounds of “exceptional hardship”. Exceptional hardship would usually involve real hardship to the motorist or other people who will be affected if the motorist is disqualified.  Courts often hear these applications and always examine any request not to disqualify a motorist.  It is therefore important that any application is thoroughly prepared and presented alongside any supporting evidence.

We have an impressive record for successfully arguing exceptional hardship and avoiding disqualification.

We are available 24 hours a day. For out of office hours, emergency assistance and advice – including weekends and Bank Holiday – please phone our Emergency Number: 01702 662957 .

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“I received the best treatment and the head of the department Michelle Breindel defended me. The prosecution wanted to send my case to Crown court with a possible custodial sentence, but Michelle put it to them that it was only an unintentional breach. I just received a fine and it was dealt with in the magistrates that day.”

Mr M


Located in the heart of London and Essex

Paul Robinson Solicitors is a thriving independent law firm committed to providing exceptional service to clients nationwide, with offices situated throughout London and Essex.

Established in 1983, the firm has steadily expanded over the past 35 years, offering an extensive range of legal services to both personal and commercial clients. The team of highly experienced and skilled solicitors specialises in various fields and is dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service to achieve positive outcomes for their clients. The firm’s cutting-edge technology and efficient systems, together with its support and managerial staff, ensure maximum efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.


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