about the motoring offence team

Burton Copeland has a team of specialist solicitors who has been providing expert advice and representation for over 35 years to drivers who have been accused of committing a driving offence. As a leading law firm based in the north west, we have a pre-eminent reputation for providing an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise in motoring defence matters.

Recognised as ‘Top Ranked’ in leading law directory Chambers and Partners, it’s no wonder we have an enviable track record in successfully defending the interests of drivers across the UK. We have also been responsible for the training and development of numerous solicitors now operating in this specialised area of law.

Our solicitors have provided advice for all kinds of drivers - from those who make a living from driving to those in the spotlight and the everyman - for a variety of offences, including speeding, drink driving and dangerous driving. Whatever stage of prosecution you are at, we can step in to help you resolve your case with a satisfying outcome.

meet the team

The team is based in Manchester city centre, but we are able to provide representation to drivers in this area and beyond.

gwyn lewis

Gwyn is the driving offence team’s lead principal and has been a specialist in motoring offences for over 30 years. He has worked on some notable cases, making many worrying cases disappear in an area of law where detail is paramount, something which has seen him dubbed ‘Merlin the Magician’ by clients.

He has been described by Chambers and Partners as a ‘resourceful and resolute’ leader in the field of defence law and some of his cases have been included in press publications:

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nick terry

Nick is a specialist road traffic offence solicitor who trained under the guidance of Gwyn Lewis. He is renowned for his professional approach, expert advice and resolute advocacy. He has had a formidable success rate in defending complex and technical motoring offences in the five years since he qualified and has acted for a number of high profile individuals:

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lisa nevitt

Lisa is the manager of Burton Copeland’s motoring department and has over 25 years’ experience in the legal sector. She is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of the department by ensuring cases are progressing, clients are being handled and any issues are resolved quickly and appropriately. She is a valuable asset in making sure the defence process runs smoothly and efficiently.

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