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Damien Pickup

Associate Partner

Damien began his legal career in 2007, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2009

He is an Associate Partner at Farleys and has over ten years experience in criminal defence.  Damien’s expertise covers a wide range of regulatory law, with a particular specialism in motoring offences.

Damien has extensive experience in all types of motoring offences, including speeding, careless or dangerous driving, drink and drug driving, failing to provide a specimen and is highly experienced in exceptional hardship applications

He also has expertise in representing clients (both legal aid and privately) as a Duty Solicitor in a wide range of other criminal and regulatory matters including advising and assisting at the Police Station, Magistrates Court and Crown Court.

Damien studied for his degree at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2005, before converting to law by studying for his GDL. Upon successfully getting his GDL, Damien then attended the Nottingham Law School, where in 2007 he completed the LPC.

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Changes to Laws on Using a Mobile Phone While Driving

On the 25th March, the law relating to the use of a mobile phone while driving changed. The previous law states under Regulation 110 of Roa...

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Damien Pickup Associate Partner
Motoring Driving Law Farleys Solicitors LLP

Driving Law Changes for 2021

A number of changes to driving laws are expected to come into force this year in areas ranging from MOTs to mobile phones. You should be awa...

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Damien Pickup Associate Partner
Motoring Driving Law Farleys Solicitors LLP

Is There Ever a Defence Under Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act?

Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 is perhaps not the most riveting of subjects in itself.  In brief, Subsection 2 of Section 172 req...

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