Solicitor fined after failing to ID driver in Thurrock

Basildon Magistrates Court

THE director of a law firm has been fined £900 after refusing to reveal the identity of a driver in a company car that was believed to be speeding.

John Cayton, 61, of Woodland Way in Tadworth, Surrey, was fined at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 1 November.

It followed reports of a Black Ford Kuga travelling on the Dartford Crossing towards Thurrock at speed on 4 January this year.

In addition, Cayton had six points placed on his licence and was ordered to pay a three-figure sum in other costs.
Investigating officer, PC Daniel Cordwell, said: “We will not allow individuals to hide behind the mask of their company – it’s your responsibility to ensure that you abide by the law at all times, regardless of your profession or your position within that company.

“I hope that this will serve as a clear message to other business-owners about their responsibilities. You will not be exempt in a court of law if you fail to provide the information we need, no matter how small you think the offence is.”

One Response to "Solicitor fined after failing to ID driver in Thurrock"

  1. thurrocksgonedownhill   November 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Strike him off. He is unfit to practice …..he clearly thinks he is above the law.

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