R (on the application of Hitchen) v Oxford Magistrates Court

Road traffic – Driving licence. The claimant 78-year-old woman sought judicial review of the defendant court's rejection of her appeal against the DVLA's revocation of her driving licence. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that, in the light of a geriatric medicine specialist's evidence and absent a proper basis for rejecting it, the statutory test for revocation had not been met. The defendant had not been entitled, without more, to say that the specialist's expert medical evidence had not been indicative of the claimant's condition, as it had done.

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