Rebecca Penfold successfully argues ‘exceptional hardship’ on appeal

19 June 2019

Rebecca, instructed by Gavin Cowe of THB Legal, was recently instructed to act for the defence in an appeal against sentence on a road traffic matter. The appellant had unsuccessfully argued at first instance that he should not be disqualified from driving further to the ‘totting-up’ provisions, citing exceptional hardship. Rebecca and Gavin represented on appeal. Having heard evidence and submissions, the Court found exceptional hardship and reduced the period of disqualification, meaning that the appellant will soon be returned a clean driving licence.