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.
12 May 2022
I live in east London. As I had a meeting in central, I decided to take my BMW G 310 R. Approximately 30 minutes later I was lying on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance.
05 May 2022
We are very fortunate and both I and my wife have a bike each in the garage. I’ve got a ZZR1400 and she has a ZZR600. Anyway, last winter I made a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) declaration for both bikes.
14 Apr 2022
I have had a freaky accident. My Mum lives in a bungalow in a tiny hamlet. I swung round to visit her on my Honda CBF125.
07 Apr 2022
I work as Head of Communications at a huge PLC. As part of the payment package, I get health insurance with one of the big boys.
24 Mar 2022
Last summer I insured my Honda NC700. As I was pretty skint, I decided to do it online.
27 Jan 2022
I was born with one leg (below the knee) and at about the age of seven my old man sat me down and said: “Son, with one leg, I’m not going to lie, it’s going to be tough. If you want anything in life, you are going to have to do it for yourself coz […]
16 Dec 2021
I currently have an old CG125. I was hoping to get my full bike test done this year but then the dreaded Cov struck the country and put the mockers on that idea.
25 Nov 2021
I have just received a Notice of Intended Prosecution for allegedly speeding at 43mph in a 30mph limit on my Kwak Z1000.
18 Nov 2021
I was riding home on my Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 without a care in the world. Whilst it was bloomin’ chilly, it wasn’t raining, so I was happy.
04 Nov 2021
It’s been a tough year for everyone and following redundancy, I have been clearing out the garage of all my ‘toys’. I have been gutted, but needs must. I put my XJR1300 up on Facebook Marketplace.
21 Oct 2021
I was heading to work on my Lexmoto LXR125. It’s fair to say I won’t be breaking any land speed records with this bike. However, it’s a trusty old steed and does the job.
07 Oct 2021
My insurer is a ‘bobbing rastard’ as they have refused to pay out on a technicality. I have an R1, and I told them it was garaged, which it duly was.
23 Sep 2021
Last April I spotted a Kawasaki VN 900 bike on Facebook marketplace. It was a 2009 bike but looked absolutely mint. I contacted the chap and after some back and forth we struck a deal.
09 Sep 2021
I purchased a brand new motorbike outright in early 2020. The bike came with a two-year ‘warranty’.
19 Aug 2021
Last week I took my Suzuki GSX750 to my local dealer for a service. They must have let the trainee have a crack at it as the idiots forgot to tighten up the back wheel properly.
12 Aug 2021
A year ago I was merrily riding along the road on my Harley-Davidson Fat Boy when a cyclist jumped a red light and rode straight into my left-hand side.
29 Jul 2021
I’ve always loved bikes but have never had one myself and was thinking of doing my test. After chatting with my neighbour, who I have known for the past 10 years, he offered to take me out on the back of his bike.
15 Jul 2021
The plan had been a romantic weekend with my fella. I booked us into a pub in the Lake District. We rocked up to the place and went to park up near the kitchen door on the side of the property, out of sight of the road.