At Guildford Magistrates Court, I represented a client charge with speeding (96 in a 70) on the A3. He already had a number of points on his licence and was in danger of being disqualified. I was able to persuade the Court not to disqualify by explaining his personal circumstances; the courts were persuaded to give him another chance. It is the job of a good lawyer to tease out the specific circumstances that will change the attitude of a judge. An ability to communicate, and particularly to listen, is key.