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Gwyn Lewis

gwynlewis@burtoncopeland.com

Gwyn has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise over 30 years.

Gaining his higher rights of audience at the Crown Court in 2000 he has gone on to conduct numerous trials in Magistrates and Crown Courts around the country up to and including successful appearances in the Court of Appeal.
He has dealt with a full range of serious criminal cases including gangland murders and multi million pound drug importations together with carrying out successful Court’s Martial appearances on behalf of service personnel throughout Europe.

In the past 20 years he has concentrated on his passion for defending motorists and has come to lead a specialist Road Traffic Unit, drivingoffence.com. He has developed a track record of unrivalled success, ranging from minor speeding, traffic light and mobile phone infringements to the most serious cases of drink driving and death by dangerous driving.

Countless motorists have benefited from what Chambers and Partners guide to the legal profession describe as his “resolute and resourceful” approach. In an area of law where detail is paramount, as can be confirmed by personnel at Manchester City Football Club for whom he regularly acts, has made many worrying cases disappear.

Notable cases include:

  • The case of a sleepwalking drink driver who successfully argued that special reasons existed in order to prevent the normal disqualification as he was asleep at the time.
  • Representing an individual who had a total of 25 points on his licence and saving him from being disqualified under “totting up”.
  • Representing a policeman charged with excess alcohol, three and a half times the legal limit following errors in obtaining blood samples at hospital. Found not guilty on the submission of no case to answer.
  • Representing a student involved in a head on collision whilst over the legal limit and who was acquitted on the basis of a procedural error by the Prosecution.
  • Representing of a former RAF Pilot accused of excess alcohol who was acquitted when the blood sample was not properly dealt with.
  • Not guilty verdict for a motorcyclist travelling at 63mph in a 30mph area as a result of inadequate signage being present at the scene.
  • Successful appearance before the Court of Appeal reducing the sentence of a driver found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, to 18 months from three years.
  • Successful defence of a charge of causing death by driving without due care and attention by turning right across traffic as a result of the speed of the other driver involved.

 

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