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Gavin Grewal, used to volunteer his time as a special constable which gave him a good insight into how evidence is gathered from accident scenes. Gavin is partner at specialist motorcycle solicitors White Dalton.
10 Jun 2021
A lack of warning signs doesn’t mean you can avoid blame…
22 Apr 2021
I was riding my bike in a built-up area when I came to a foreign-registered lorry which was sat in the outside of two lanes at a crossroads – witnesses said it was indicating left but I did not see this. I went up its inside to carry on my journey and the truck started […]
18 Mar 2021
I parked my bike at a designated bike parking spot near a small shopping centre.
11 Mar 2021
I was riding my trusty old Blackbird in one of England’s National Parks. I went for a bit of an explore and found myself riding on some very basic and beaten-up unclassified roads. I wasn’t overly concerned – I had ridden trials as a young man, albeit a while ago.
16 Feb 2021
What are we to make of the muddle of riding a motorcycle in lockdown? My view is based as an English practitioner and concerning English Law.
10 Dec 2020
I was involved in a fairly minor off when a driver failed to give way. Speed has been alleged against me. I have an action camera which shows I was not speeding.
26 Nov 2020
I park my bike in my back garden, to which I get access through what I call a ‘snicket’; a shared passage between two terraced houses which I have shared for years with my elderly widowed neighbour.
15 Oct 2020
My son, who has not long gained his A2 licence, was pulled over for speeding by the police, at 38mph in a 30mph zone.
06 Aug 2020
I have been involved in two no—fault collisions, both rear-enders and there was absolutely nothing I could do about either of them.
09 Jul 2020
Perhaps luckily for me, experience from two tours of Afghanistan helped me notice a youth with a hoodie pulled up over his face and wearing gloves, pressing a pedestrian-controlled light in London.
30 Apr 2020
I know nothing at all about maintaining my bike. I have never adjusted the chain, checked the oil or even the tyre pressures.
05 Mar 2020
I have checked my insurance policy and it specifically excludes “toll roads with no speed limits” and in addition, mentions the Nürburgring.
27 Feb 2020
I was riding my uncle’s motorcycle on a warm summer’s day. He was working away from home and told me I could borrow it.
16 Jan 2020
Some years ago, I went through a very unpleasant divorce and my ex-wife has always been difficult about me having contact with our daughter.
19 Dec 2019
I decided to take the scenic route to pick up a takeaway curry for myself and my husband – top boxes are very useful.
28 Nov 2019
I have insured my bike through a well-known insurance company for the last four years and am now changing insurer.
08 Aug 2019
I took my bike out for a cold but spirited ride at the weekend. However, I passed a liveried-up ‘Safety Camera Partnership’ van probably a bit quicker than I should have. I didn’t see a camera flash or anything. Have I been caught, do you think? I am even more confused by these new ‘smart […]
30 May 2019
I was involved in a straightforward accident, I was riding along a busy urban road and, as I crossed through a green light, a car in the opposite lane travelling in the opposite direction turned right, straight across my path.