Exceptional Hardship Proof, Glasgow 3 July 2015
Our client had pleaded Guilty to speeding and faced disqualification under totting-up procedures. As he ran his own building firm, a 6-month disqualification would have had potentially devastating effect upon his business, placing his own family home at risk. Our client’s daughter also attended a private school after her parents withdrew her from the local state school after it failed to deal with the fact that she was being bullied on a regular basis. If our client lost his licence, there was a real rsik that they would not be able to continue to meet her school fees. After hearing evidence from our client and his wife, the court was persuaded that these circumstances – in particular the situation with our client’s daughter – did indeed amount to exceptional hardship and, as such, refrained from imposing the otherwise mandatory disqualification.