Motorcycle Monthly

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.

Unsecure load?

Unsecure load?

17 Aug 2017

I have owned a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 with Watsonian Manx Sidecar for a number of years and never had any issues… until last week.

Is side saddle really illegal?

Is side saddle really illegal?

10 Aug 2017

I recently passed my test and have a Honda Superdream 250. I was on my way home when I saw my mate had broken down on her moped after running out of petrol.

Loss of amenity

Loss of amenity

03 Aug 2017

A young lad (who I’m pretty sure was on drugs) hit me off my MT-09 after he pulled out of a petrol station straight in front of me.

Motorway Filtering

Motorway Filtering

06 Jul 2017

I was riding on a motorway and filtered between lanes two and three on the motorway.

Crazy Fazer

Crazy Fazer

11 May 2017

While riding my Fazer a woman pulled out from a minor road to my left directly in front of me without looking.

Dealer tyre trouble

Dealer tyre trouble

04 May 2017

I have had my old GS1200 for the last five years and have covered about 60,000 miles with no problems… until last month.

Viva España, by bike

Viva España, by bike

06 Apr 2017

Andrew Prendergast decided to swap the cold and grime of a British winter for the less cold and welcoming sun of Spain. And he took his dad. Here’s one man’s story of a stolen few days of summer-y fun on two wheels.

Is it my fault as I had headphones on?

Is it my fault as I had headphones on?

09 Mar 2017

I live on the outskirts of Manchester. As I had a meeting in the city centre I decided to take my moped. Approximately 30 minutes later I was flat on my back in an ambulance on the way to A&E.

Sail Away

Sail Away

19 Jan 2017

I work for a pizza delivery company. ‘Management’ decided it would be a good idea to get a trailer made for one of the scooters; the trailer then had big sign stuck on it. I personally thought it was a cheesy idea (apologises for the bad joke).

Dipstick speeder

Dipstick speeder

29 Dec 2016

Me and my mate both got stopped by the police for speeding at 40mph in a 30mph. As soon as I got off I apologised to the female officer and basically put my hands up.

Hire Bike Charges

Hire Bike Charges

22 Dec 2016

I have a Hornet 600 worth about a grand. I got spanked off by some young kid in a Corsa. While I have fully comprehensive cover, my insurer told me not to claim off my insurance and get the money from the kid’s instead.

Tinted visor at night?

Tinted visor at night?

24 Nov 2016

When I left home the sun was shining so I duly put on my lid with my black tinted visor (race-use only). However, I got held up and by the time I was wandering home the sun had long disappeared. I was two turns from home when someone stumbled out of the local pub and […]

Fiesta Collider

Fiesta Collider

17 Nov 2016

I went out for a blast to the coast on my TZR250 ‘smoker’. I joined a dual carriageway and was cruising about 65-70mph. I spotted an old Fiesta up ahead doing about 60mph. However, due to the traffic in the outer lane I couldn’t overtake it and the next thing the Fiesta in front just […]

Faster than a Blackbird

Faster than a Blackbird

10 Nov 2016

I have been an utter idiot. I was late picking my girlfriend from work so I nailed my old Blackbird down the bypass. Long story short, I got clocked doing 148mph by the Police in a lay-by using a laser device.

Expert Evidence

Expert Evidence

03 Nov 2016

I picked up a new Adventure motorbike from my local dealer last week. I was chuffed to bits as it was the first new motorbike I have ever bought.

Speeding through Brexit

Speeding through Brexit

29 Sep 2016

I’m off to Spain in a month with my ‘GSX-R crew’ to go and rag around the mountains and then head to Valencia for a few cheeky beers. We have been every year for the last five years and I have been stopped once before by the old bill for speeding and I had to […]

Bike fell off a recovery truck

Bike fell off a recovery truck

01 Sep 2016

My classic (read that as unreliable) RD350 broke down. The breakdown company turned up with a flat bed truck. Long story short is the numpty recovery truck driver didn’t strap the bike down properly and as we pulled away my bike fell over. It was like something off a Carry On film.

Feeling a bit sheepish

Feeling a bit sheepish

25 Aug 2016

I feel a bit ‘sheepish’ writing to you but I read your column a month or so ago about the farmer’s escaped pig and wondered If I have a claim.

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