The MCM 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 insurance appointed solicitor, get proper independent advice.
27 May 2021
I run my own building company. I don’t want to give my name away so for the purposes of my question I will say my name is Mr Bloggs and my building company is called Bloggs Building Ltd.
12 Nov 2020
I was out with my mates doing a bit of green lane riding. I’ve had my Husqvarna 701 for a couple of years and set it up so I can take a tumble (as I am not that good it’s at least once a month!).
03 Sep 2020
I’m currently at uni studying to be a teacher and have a battered old CG125 that my older brother gave me to get about on.
27 Aug 2020
About two months ago I over-cooked a corner on the way home and stacked it into some railings.
20 Aug 2020
I’d been doing up my old KTM and headed out last month for a test ride around my village.
13 Aug 2020
Two years ago I was riding down the motorway when I was side swiped by a European cousin from France driving an HGV.
18 Jun 2020
I was riding out of a supermarket car park when a 10-year-old kid jumped in front of me. I avoided her, but I wobbled and clipped a post.
21 May 2020
About four years ago I broke my foot after a lorry ran into the side of me. I needed three operations and couldn’t work as a scaffolder.
14 May 2020
Who should be helping my wife? We were riding two up on a narrow country lane last summer on my Aprilia Tuono when we had a head-on with a car.
09 Apr 2020
I had an old Africa Twin that I was flogging. A mate was interested and came round for a test ride. I foolishly thought he had a licence and insurance to ride it.
02 Apr 2020
My insurer is a robbing to##er. I have used them for the last five years.
26 Mar 2020
I have, or I should say I had, an old ZZR1100. To say I love this bike is an understatement.
02 Mar 2020
I took my Yamaha MT10 to have some new tyres fitted as I was off to Scotland to ride the North Coast 500. The round trip from my house was about 1400 miles.
13 Feb 2020
About three months ago I was riding my new Ducati Scrambler. I overtook a bus when I couldn’t see properly and had a head-on with a bicycle coming from the other direction. Thankfully, neither of us was going fast.
30 Jan 2020
Last month me and my brother headed over to France for a few days’ touring.
07 Nov 2019
I took my GS1200 to my local dealer. They assured me it was all serviced properly and I handed over my hard-earned cash. Literally after about 10 miles on the way home the rear wheel seized up.
05 Nov 2019
I went away with a couple of motorcycle mates touring around France for three weeks in August. We were on the home stretch when I got knocked off by an old boy driving the ever-stylish Citroën 2cv.
31 Oct 2019
About a year ago I got my first ever new bike after 25 years of riding. I can say it was the happiest day of my life (don’t tell my wife!).