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.
03 Oct 2019
I was on my usual rat-race run out of Rotherham when I got stuck behind a bus, which was stuck behind a truck. Gridlock! I had a sneaky peek around the side and decided to go for a cheeky overtake.
26 Sep 2019
I put my hands up. I regularly smoke weed and have done for years. I read your article last month and am worried I have problems with my case.
29 Aug 2019
I popped round my mates on the way home from work. We have been smoking weed for years, and I admit I had a couple of joints. However, as am used to it, it’s really no problem in my books.
22 Aug 2019
I ride the same route to work everyday on my Yamaha MT09 Tracer. Part of the road involves a fast, sweeping A-road. It’s always puts a grin on my face.
18 Jul 2019
I had an accident in July 2015 after I was rear ended by an HGV in London.
11 Jul 2019
I got knocked off my Ducati Diavel about two years ago. I got pretty smashed up and broke my wrist and ankle.
13 Jun 2019
Like loads of bikers nowadays, instead of a sat-nav, I use my smartphone mounted on the handlebars.
11 Apr 2019
I traded in my old bike for a second-hand BMW R1200RT. Since the start of the spring I have put about 5000 miles on it. All was well until I had to yank on the anchors last week as I thought I saw a deer.
04 Apr 2019
I bought an Africa Twin about six months ago. It was the first new bike I have ever had and to say it was my pride and joy is an understatement.
21 Feb 2019
About three months ago I bought a CBR600RR track bike from a dealer. He told me the bike was fully serviced and track ready.
03 Jan 2019
When I left home the sun was shining so I duly put on my lid with my black tinted visor (race-use only).
27 Dec 2018
I went out for a blast to the coast on my TZR250 ‘smoker’. I joined a dual carriageway and was cruising at about 65-70mph.
14 Dec 2018
I live in London and have had a scooter gang come after me twice to try and nick my Husqvarna 701. Thankfully I managed to outrun them.
22 Nov 2018
I make deliveries for the local Chinese takeaway on their moped. I was dispatching sweet and sour chicken with noodles to one of my regulars when I got something sour but not very sweet myself. A ticket from the Old Bill.
15 Nov 2018
I was on my Ducati Scrambler (my first ever new motorbike – I am weeping while I write this) following three chaps who were setting off on a tour around Wales.
30 Aug 2018
As the sun has started shining I wheeled out my GSX-R600 for a weekend blast with the lads. I admit we were speeding but only about 55mph in a 30mph, so not ridiculously fast.
23 Aug 2018
I recently purchased a ‘pre-owned’ Triumph Speed Triple from a dealer about 2 weeks ago. It had 12 months MOT and had just been serviced.
02 Aug 2018
I ride a Triumph Street Triple as my daily commuter. I have fully comprehensive insurance and therefore I can ride other motorbikes as long as I don’t own them.