Duty of Confidentiality – Doctors and Health Care professionals to the DVLA

It is commonly thought that a Doctor and other healthcare professionals have an unimpeachable and overriding duty of patient confidentiality in every circumstance. However when it comes to a patient’s fitness to drive and reporting to the DVLA this is not the case. Read More

Penalty Points – disqualification and their removal from your driving licence

It is commonly known that when a driver reaches 12 penalty points an automatic disqualification from driving will be imposed by the Court. Many drivers do not appreciate however that for first occasion a driver hits 12 penalty points the automatic driving ban is for a 6 month period. The driver has an opportunity to argue that any disqualification from driving should not be imposed where it will cause ‘exceptional hardship’. Evidence must be called to support an application for exceptional hardship. Read More

Drink Driving, medical assessments & the return of your driving licence

I was convicted by  Cardiff Magistrates Court for an offence of drink driving offence and received a three year disqualification from driving. I have recently applied to have my licence returned to me but have been informed that the DVLA will want to make further investigations before re-issuing my driving licence. What exactly does this mean? Read More