About David Barton
30 years experience
I qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and have represented drivers involved in road traffic prosecutions all my working life. In fact the very day I qualified I represented a motorist who had been summoned for driving without insurance.
In the last 36 years as a motorists' solicitor I have represented hundreds of clients in connection with all types of driving offences.
I do all the work
I am a Solicitor Advocate which means I can help and represent you in Magistrates' Courts and Crown Courts. Not all solicitors can do this.
Because I am a specialist motorists’ lawyer, I am the only person in my firm who will deal with your case. I won’t pass it to an unqualified clerk or caseworker. I will advise you, prepare your case and attend Court with you until it is finished.
In complex cases there are occasions when I have to work with other specialists, for example accident reconstruction experts, or those qualified to analyse CCTV footage or speed detection equipment. When that is necessary I know who to work with.
You will find me to be clear, concise and accessible.
My ethos and values
My approach to my work is very simple. If I think you have an arguable case I will work tenaciously to achieve the best possible outcome.
Conversely, I won’t take your time or money pursuing arguments that are unrealistic.
I will tell you honestly and straightforwardly if I do not consider you have a defence or if I don't think you can achieve the outcome you want.
I will provide you with an excellent service, bespoke and tailored exactly to your requirements.
I work across England and Wales
Although I am based in Kent I can and do represent clients in all courts in England and Wales.
- Speed Awareness Courses
Published 22 January 2021
- Police Powers of Vehicle Seizure and Disposal
Published 16 June 2020
- Speeding Offences on the Rise
Published 10 June 2020
- Speed Detection Devices Not Necessarily Conclusive.
Published 14 February 2020
- Police Christmas Drink Drive Campaigns
Published 20 December 2019
- Speeding Lady
Published 14 December 2019
- Hiring chauffeur a “hardship” for tycoon
Published 20 November 2019
- A man spent £30,000 of his savings on a failed legal battle "for justice" over a £100 speeding fine.
Published 20 September 2019
- Driving whilst using a mobile telephone – the law clarified
Published 16 September 2019
- NIPs to the Wrong Address
Published 20 July 2019
- Laser Jammers in the News - Again
Published 15 July 2019
- Don't Ignore the Big Red X
Published 25 June 2019
- Drug Driving and the Law
Published 13 June 2019
- Alcohol Immobilisers
Published 9 April 2019
- Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety (DADDS)
Published 9 April 2019