Barry Culshaw Consultant

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“Great service.”

Mr S Southampton
Specialising in road transport law, Barry represents clients facing allegations of careless/dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol and speeding. 

Significant experience

Barry is one of a limited number of solicitors in the UK specialising in representing clients who are contesting the accuracy of speed readings produced by laser speed measuring devices. He is also a specialist in advising clients as to the adequacy of the signing of speed limits/restrictions at safety camera enforcement sites. Barry has been involved in appeals to the Higher Courts in such matters and has appeared on both national television and radio. Barry has experience representing clients facing investigation by the police and/or prosecution in all aspects of criminal law. He has dealt with in excess of 10 homicide cases. Barry has Higher Rights of Audience in criminal law cases.

Barry's practice in the field of road transport law is second to none.  For decades Barry has specialised in the field of legislation concerning commercial goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. He has extensive experience in representing clients facing alleged contravention of drivers' hours and drivers' records legislation. Barry travels extensively and represents operators and drivers facing proceedings before the Traffic Commissioner across England.  Barry is a member of the Association of Road Transport Lawyers.

Other Experience:

Barry has a strong practice representing individuals whose Shotgun Licences & Firearms Certificates have been revoked by the police.  This can be a source of great anxiety for Licence & Certificate holders. There is a right of appeal to the Crown Court.  Barry has robustly defended individuals in Crown Court appeals across the country.  To date all of these appeals have been successful – either the police force has reversed the original decision prior to court or the Crown Court has reversed the decision following a hearing. 

Other expertise

Barry also specialises in the field of legislation concerning commercial goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. He has extensive experience in representing clients facing alleged contravention of drivers' hours and drivers' records legislation.

Criminal Offences: He has experience representing clients facing investigation by the police and/or prosecution in all aspects of criminal law. He has dealt with in excess of 10 homicide cases. Barry has Higher Rights of Audience in criminal law cases.

Traffic Commissioner proceedings: Barry represents operators and drivers facing proceedings before the Traffic Commissioner.

Interviews: He has appeared on both national television and radio.

Expertise

Articles by Barry

Motorist receives leniency because of flaw in police procedure

Case study

Our Driver Defence team recently acted for B who faced a charge of driving a motor vehicle with excess alcohol at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court. Barry Culshaw, explains the case and the outcome.

Blake Morgan helps Manager wrongly prosecuted instead of his employer

Case study

What happened when a company that operates a fleet of vehicles was taken to court for failing to identify the driver of one of their vehicles which had been caught speeding.

Specialist legal advice and representation coupled with driver education saves another driving licence

Case study

Barry Culshaw represented a driver who had been caught speeding for the fourth time. Barry managed to plead exceptional hardship and the court agreed the client should attend lessons with a driving instructor rather than face a ban.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Tougher sentences for speeding

Tougher sentences for speeding came into effect on 24 April 2017. The highest speeds will be punished with a fine equivalent to 150% of a driver's weekly income. Our expert explains how this will work.

Driving while banned

The number of people in Britain caught driving while already banned has increased by 7.5%, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Tougher fines for most serious speeding offences

Changes revealed today by the Sentencing Council will see drivers caught well above the speed limit facing fines of 150 per cent of their weekly income – up from the 100 per cent previously imposable.

Accumulating too many penalty points: Exceptional Hardship

Our Driver Defence solicitors have helped many clients avoid disqualification or points on their licence through mitigating circumstances, click here for examples of how we have helped our clients facing a driving ban.

Guide: Drivers' hours and records

Blake Morgan's guide for large goods and passenger-carrying vehicles regulated in regard to hours of work and records kept for domestic and EC regulations.

Guide: drink driving offences

Blake Morgan's guide to drink driving offences