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Motoring Defence is part of the John Onions Group of Solicitors and we’ve been defending clients for over 20 years.

We regularly deal with cases in the Magistrates and Crown Courts, from speeding offences to more serious criminal matters. We have access to the best independent barristers for criminal chambers around the courts.

What sets us apart from other lawyers is our attitude to clients; we do not judge and we fight their corner.

If you need advice on a motoring matter then get in touch. If you’re on police bail or going for a voluntary interview then call us now on  0800 612 4859.

The motoring law section of John Onions Solicitors includes both solicitors and specialist Barristers. We have experts in every area of traffic and criminal law.

The team is headed by Pete Gotch who conducts a large amount of traffic cases himself.  Pete is a gamekeeper turned poacher. He spent 15 years in the Thames Valley Police including working as a traffic officer. After leaving the police Pete qualified as a Barrister. He is now ‘dual qualified’ having also qualified as a Solicitor Advocate.

So if you want a heavyweight in your corner call at any time. You can also email Pete direct at

He is always happy to provide free initial advice.

Pete Gotch

What Pete’s clients say:

‘There are some things Pete Knows that you simply couldn’t get from a book. I think the police are scared of him.
I couldn’t believe how easily the prosecution case was swept aside under the weight of superior argument’
Gary C…
Following his recent acquittal at Cheltenham Magistrates Court

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