Nationwide Legal Help for Motorists and the Transport Industry

Traffic Lawyers, a division of Leathes Prior, is a team of solicitors and other lawyers with specialist knowledge of the laws and procedures which govern how we drive on the UK’s roads.

Telephone 01603 281125 – we can represent you before most courts in England and Wales.

Drink Driving

Been caught drink driving? Find out how we can help.

Totting Up

12 penalty points on your licence? Find out how we can help.


Facing disqualification for speeding, careless or dangerous driving? Find out how we can help.


Commercial Motorists - find out how we can help your business.


Disagree with the finding of a court or tribunal? Find out how we can help.

The Traffic Lawyers Team

Tim Cary
Partner, Leathes Prior
Tim Cary

Tim is the head Traffic Lawyers. He represents clients in Road Traffic and Criminal proceedings before both the Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts. In addition, Tim deals with Licensing including Goods and Passenger Vehicles, Taxi and Private Hire including appearances before the Traffic Commissioner and Local Authority Licensing Committees.

Tim was once a Ford Capri collector, and once swore by them. Having regretted his purchase of an Audi TT many years ago, he now drives a Lexus.

Tej Thakkar
Tej Thakkar

Tej is a solicitor, having spent many years at a magic circle firm in London. He has experience sitting with advocates in both the Magistrates Courts and Crown Court, including the designated serious fraud centre at Southwark Crown Court.

Tej dreams of one day owning an Audi R8, but for now he is quite content to show off in his BMW Z4.

Dave Richards
Dave Richards

Dave is an associate solicitor, having been with Traffic Lawyers since 2007.  He has acted as lead advocate in a variety of motoring cases including exceptional hardship, drink driving, due care & attention and overloading.

Dave’s dream is to own a Jaguar Series I E-Type, preferably in the classic green.  Until that dream becomes a reality, he drives a very practical Vauxhall Corsa.

Annette Haystead
Annette Haystead

Annette Haystead is the administrator for Traffic Lawyers.  She organises meetings with the solicitors in the team and coordinates the work between them.

Annette can see herself driving a brand new red soft top Mini Cooper.  In the meantime, she is happy to cycle to work every morning.

Initial Consultations

If you are facing prosecution for any motoring offence we are here to help. Book an initial consultation with Tim and his team of Traffic Lawyers to discuss what we can do to help you. With over 25 years' experience, we are only a telephone call or email away.
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