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Exceptional Hardship, Glasgow JP Court, 22 May 2015

Our client faced a totting- up ban at Glasgow JP Court. As an HGV driver, this would have had very serious consequences for him.  However we were successfully able to persuade the court that a disqualification would have meant that the client’s family would have suffered hardship. In particular, his elderly parents for whom he provided financial support and who were both very ill, could have lost their home. Additionally our client provided essential help to his daughter in taking his grandchildren to hospital on a very regular basis. Both grandchildren suffered from Hemophilia A when even the slightest knock can be life threatening. When these matters were supported by documentary evidence, the court agreed that this was indeed a case when disqualification would cause truly exceptional hardship.