Even when you are guilty, DON’T PANIC!

The Totting Up procedure requires a court to impose a minimum period of disqualification of your driving licence if you accumulate 12 penalty points on your licence within a three-year period. There is a possibility that you could avoid such a ban, but you will require expert legal advice prior to attending court. DON’T PANIC! Even when you are guilty you have more options than you think.

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If you have several points on your licence and have been charged and cited to attend court on another Road Traffic matter, we strongly advise that you contact our highly experienced Road Traffic Defence solicitors. Our Totting Up Lawyers are specialists in saving your licence when it is at risk due to the Totting Up procedure. Don’t settle for second best when your licence and livelihood are at stake, rely on Scullion LAW for best results.

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At Scullion LAW, we know that every client and every set of circumstances is unique. We work hard to make sure you receive clear, uncomplicated legal advice you can always trust in an open and friendly environment. We also make sure your legal fees are no obstacle and are fair, reasonable, transparent, and agreed in advance. We want you to focus on the matter in hand and trust us to fight your corner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

‘Totting Up’ refers to the accumulation of 12 or more penalty points within a three-year period. If you rack up 12 penalty points on your licence within this time frame, the Court will disqualify you from driving for a minimum of six months, but this may be extended if you have previously been disqualified.

  • Keep on top of all your penalties and all records.
  • Make sure that all of your points were accrued during a three-year period. Penalty points remain on your licence for four years but only count in Totting Up for three.
  • Be careful. If you are sitting on 9 points and commit a further endorsable offence you will not be able to accept a fixed penalty offer. If you do receive a fixed penalty offer from the Police it would be in error. Once you attempt to pay the fixed penalty it will be noted you would be liable to Totting Up and the matter will be referred to court.

Keeping you driving

I contacted Scullion after being charged with some serious road traffic offences. At the first court date it turned out it was more serious than i thought! but thankfully Anna was on hand to keep me calm and make a fantastic plea deal. On the day of sentencing Urfan guided me through this and mitigated on my behalf to an outstanding level which resulted in me receiving the best possible outcome. Without their expertise, guidance and reassurance who knows what the outcome may have been. I can’t thank them enough for their service. I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome.



Micheal Stewart is the best defence lawyer I have had the privilege to meet. I was falsely accused of a driving offence which was an extremely worrying time. Micheal was confident from day one and put my mind at ease. Extremely friendly but exceptionally thorough from start to finish and the level of professionalism from start to finish was excellent. After this successful defence and a NOT GUILTY verdict I would recommend Micheal Stewart to any of my friends and family and to anyone else for that matter.



Having never needed solicitors previously Kristopher & all at Scullion LAW kept me posted from my 1st phone call to the very end result. Guided me through each stage of the process & I felt that I could ask them any question & was made to feel at ease. Great advice & can honestly say they prepared my case very well & got me the best possible outcome. Would highly recommend!


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Sincerely grateful to Nicholas Scullion and Kris Buchanan for representing me in court. With 30 years+ driving experience pleading Not Guilty to a motoring offence and having to go through the trial diets, at court, in person, was a first for me. From the initial contact with Nicholas and Kris, I was confident both were giving their best to achieve the best outcome. Explaining the details of the unfamiliar court process and what should be done, and when, was explained with clarity. Both were professional and knew their stuff. They had clearly thought through the possible approaches, in advance of the court dates and when in court knew what to say, and when, The result was deserted simpliciter. No hesitation in recommending Scullion LAW… Worth every penny.


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