The MB legal column is compiled by managing partner Andrew ‘Chef’ Prendergast and his bike-riding barristers and solicitors at White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors.
The firm deals with personal injury claims and its sister company, Motor Defence Solicitors, deals with all the motoring offences.
White Dalton lawyers have a vast knowledge of bike law, and they have full bike licences, too. They don’t act for insurance companies or the prosecution. White Dalton is Britain’s premier specialist motorcycle law practice, and if its professionals don’t know the answer to your question, there probably isn’t one. Don’t rely on the advice from your insuranceappointed solicitor, get proper independent advice.
15 Feb 2024
My wife has always hankered after a motorbike after riding pillion on an old flame’s bike back in the day.
08 Feb 2024
Despite living in a tiny village, we have a huge concentration of bikers. We started a club about 15 years ago and we’ve got around 15-20 ‘oldies’ and about 10 ‘young ‘uns’.
11 Jan 2024
I have an old Honda Gold Wing GL1500 that I have owned for the past 20-odd years. It is a big old bus, but I love it and do all the work on it myself, predominantly because I don’t trust anyone else.
28 Dec 2023
I have been left in a right pickle and I really don’t know which way to turn.
14 Dec 2023
I’m a police officer and have been in the job for nearly 10 years.
07 Dec 2023
I am an all-year-round biker for the simple fact I don’t have a car licence and I love riding bikes.
02 Nov 2023
I run my own company (a limited company) and feel very annoyed with the situation I am now facing.
I am not exactly James Bond but what I can say is I work for the Government.
26 Oct 2023
My brother isn’t a bad man. However, it is fair to say he’s a trouble magnet and ever since we were kids his problems inevitably became my problems.
19 Oct 2023
I was riding through my village when suddenly this young lad bolted out in front of me off the pavement.
24 Aug 2023
We are very fortunate and both I and my partner have a bike each in the garage (we bought matching MT-09s a few years ago).
17 Aug 2023
I am an all-year-round biker doing about 40,000 miles a year whether it be rain, sunshine or snow. To be blunt, I do not have a choice because I do not have a car, so the bike is it.
27 Apr 2023
Over the last couple of years my mates have all started heading away from sports bikes and down the green lane riding route.
20 Apr 2023
I work at delicatessen in south London. I’ve been there about a year or so and always park my Triumph Daytona 675 outside the shop window so I can keep an eye on it. You can’t be too careful nowadays.
13 Apr 2023
Around two years, ago I was just minding my own business trundling along the high street on my Yamaha XJ600.
06 Apr 2023
It was the summer of all summers and my neighbour’s kids were understandably out in the garden 24/7 bouncing on their trampoline or jumping in their paddling pool.
29 Mar 2023
Last year I was trying to get across town for a job interview. Unfortunately, I was running late so decided to take my MT-07
16 Mar 2023
In March 2022 my Aprilia Pegaso was serviced by a garage in England. Around eight weeks later (May 2022), whilst I was riding home after a long European tour (I was back in England at the time of the accident), the throttle stuck open.