Me and My Motor: Nick Freeman


There's a reason Nick Freeman — motoring lawyer to the stars and better known as “Mr Loophole” — loves cars: he’s travel sick in pretty much ...
Laywer Nick Freeman calls for a ban on hands-free phone use

Ban hands-free phone use in cars, says lawyer


With a successful career spent defending wealthy and famous clients from driving convictions, it’s little wonder that Nick Freeman enjoys the nic
The Fixer: My Audi Q5 had a safety recall, now I’m being charged to stop it happening again

Charged for repairs after Q5 recall


Although no car is immune to faults, owners of premium cars expect a certain level of quality and, should a problem arise, for it to be dealt...
Car Clinic: My car was damaged by airport parking — what can I do?

Car Clinic: My car was damaged by airport parking


Our brand new car was damaged by an airport parking service but the company won’t pay up. What can we do?
Car Clinic: I had an accident but the third party's insurance may be void due to undisclosed health problem. What can I do?

Car Clinic: A third party's insurance may be void


My car was hit by a driver who admits responsibility but says he “blacked out”. His insurer won’t pay and is checking for an undisclosed health...
Car Clinic: Can BMW parts delay be compensated?

Am I entitled to compensation for my BMW being off...


My newish BMW has been at the dealer for two weeks awaiting a third-party component. Aren’t manufacturers legally obliged to maintain adequate stocks?
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My car was scratched at Gatwick valet parking but I...


I left my new Land Rover with Gatwick’s valet parking and later found a large scratch on the rear passenger door and scraped alloys and trim ...
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News: Roadside cameras to spot drivers using mobiles


For 23 years, Gatso has been the scourge of speeding motorists in Britain, with its roadside box cameras enforcing the speed limit...
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A camera caught me driving untaxed to my MoT test...


Q. I was caught on camera driving an untaxed car to a pre-arranged MoT test — something I thought was legal. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency...
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My car was towed while my residents' parking permit...


Q. This year I renewed my residents’ parking permit online, calling to confirm the payment had been received. A week later the permit had still...
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I received a fixed penalty notice for speeding which...


Q. I recently received a fixed penalty notice for exceeding a 30mph limit while in north Wales. My sat nav usually warns me if I exceed the speed...
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Is parking ticket valid if the numberplate was recorded...


Q. When issuing me with a parking ticket, the enforcement officer wrote out the number of my registration plate incorrectly — the two numbers in...
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Will a camera fitted to my car help in an insurance...


Q. I was recently involved in a no-fault accident but I struggled to prove it to my insurer. Now I am thinking of buying a dashboard camera. Would...