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.
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.
08 Jul 2021
I got spanked off my GSXR1000 by a van as I was filtering through traffic. I broke my femur and pelvis. As I was getting scooped up by the ambulance, the Old Bill said they would get the bike recovered.
01 Jul 2021
I was riding down my local high street when suddenly this young lady dashed out in front of me off the pavement. It turns out she had her headphones in and was looking at her phone. I properly clumped her and thought I had seriously hurt her.
24 Jun 2021
At the beginning of April, I decided to take my old FJR1200 to the supermarket as it has got a huge top box and panniers. I loaded up the old girl with the essentials to get through lockdown i.e. bread, milk, eggs, beer etc. So far, so good.
11 Feb 2021
My granddad’s the reason I got into biking and for over 20 years we’d regularly head out together. He died recently and as a tribute I wanted to ride his old Triumph T100R to his funeral.
04 Feb 2021
Me and my mate Ravi were making the annual trip to see the local Christmas lights. We do it every year, grab a cuppa and a sausage roll and have a chinwag.
28 Jan 2021
I have a Ninja 650 that is in my company name (I am a director). My company received a Notice of Intended Prosecution for the rider (which was me) allegedly doing 79mph in a 70mph limit.
21 Jan 2021
I have always fancied a scooter to re-live my ‘yoof’ and at the ripe old age of 63 I bought a Vespa GTS 300.