The Common Law Right to Travel in detail

The Common Law Right to Travel in detail

Many people asked me NOT to write this, however I’ve come to the opinion that it’s time this issue was examined in detail and the case law you’ll need, should you get into trouble exercising your ‘Right To Travel’, more fully explained.

Some of this information is readily available elsewhere, but the court cases the information was lifted from is not there, as often this kind of information is pushed around the internet without any real examination of the facts. To that end I’ve taken it upon myself to elaborate further and show you where you can find a wealth (literally!) of legal information for FREE.

Many people will have seen various videos on YouTube and elsewhere, regarding this issue. But precious few will have explained to you where you can get the ‘legal’ information you might need, especially if you want to avoid some time courtesy of Her Majesty’s Bed and Breakfast establishment’s scattered around the country!

I was influenced a very long time ago, by stories then circulating amongst friends of mine in the USA, about Charlie Sprinkle. More on Charlie can be found on my blog HERE Charlie has, sadly, passed away since I wrote that piece and I now feel I owe him a debt of gratitude for reminding me that, it’s often humble people from ordinary backgrounds that can affect the greatest change. So this article is inspired by Charlie Sprinkle.

Now, although this is dedicated to that great Californian champion, this article is aimed squarely at those people residing in the UK. Although, you can cite case law in a defence (and academic opinion) from almost anywhere.

The sources used for this piece include:- (British and Irish Legal Information Institute, a reference for many solicitors and law professionals in the UK), look up case law from almost anywhere in the world. Open to use by members of the public FREE. (the Governments’ own web site covering legal the full content of ‘statutes’ and ‘Acts’), covers legislation for Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Also FREE to use and extremely useful. I use it almost daily.

Halsburys Laws of England is another essential component in our quest for TRUTH, curently edited by Baron Mackay of Clashfern a Scot.

I urge you always to do your own research and the best place to start is by searching the database of Halsbury’s Laws of England here

The House of Lords, the UK parliament web site and many other sources (including YouTube) are useful too and these formed part of my overall research.

I will give you the exact case law, which you can then verify for yourselves that what I’ve put here is truthful.

Charlie Sprinkle’s entire court action is also available on-line, should my American friends wish to step-by-step follow his example, which is truly remarkable. See my earlier piece on Charlie and watch some videos of Charlie describing the process he used  HERE

Firstly, the case law you need to to study (in date order), are these:-

R v Donovan [1934] 2 KB 498 at 507, [1934] All ER Rep 207 at 210. In delivering the judgement of the Court of Criminal Appeal Swift J, said:-

“If an act is unlawful in the sense of being in itself a criminal act, it is plain that it cannot be rendered lawful because the person to whose detriment it is done consents to it. No person can license another to commit a crime.”

Justice Swift is telling us that, driving without government documents such as licences, MOT’s etc., cannot be ‘of itself criminal’, as the government licences these acts and therefore they cannot be criminal.

This is still a leading case, as can be seen from this document which can be found on The House of Lords’ website:

Ex parte Lewis (1888) 21 Q.B.D. 191 Wills J. said in regard to public right of passage:-

“The only ‘dedication’ in the legal sense that we are aware of is that of a public right of passage, of which the legal description is a ‘right for all Her Majesty’s subjects at all seasons of the year freely and at their will to pass and re-pass without let or hindrance.’ ”


This makes the point that you can travel freely and that you can pass without ‘let’ (to hinder or stand in the way of)  or ‘hindrance’ (obstruction). The phrase ‘without let or hindrance’, meaning, without impediment, something that is free to progress.

Read the whole piece in the context of the case at the House of Lords:

It’s often interesting to look up some of the other case law cited in a judgement too.

DPP v. Jones and Another [1999] Lord Irvine LC

“The law should not make unlawful what is commonplace and well accepted.”

Lord Irvine makes the point that, one day you were a farmer with a shotgun, the next you’re a criminal because you don’t have a license for it. (a license has been required since 1962). See

See this UK Parliament (House of Lords) document here for a full transcript of the case:

Interestingly, this article coincided with the News that, Khat is to become illegal in this country too (at the time of writing), so those people who have it in their possession from next week will become criminals!

These cases help our understanding of and help to define the ‘common law right to travel’ argument in the legal realm.

So there you have it, I hope that helps many people, including the Police and other law professionals themselves, as I’m sure many of then would rather be chasing/prosecuting real criminals.

Another common concern amongst many of you seems to be whether Solicitors act for you or the Courts… well this should help focus that argument and dispel another myth or two.

In the famous case of Batchelor -v- Pattison & Mackersy (1876) 3R914 which establishes that solicitors are officers of the court and owe the court various duties which can transcend duties owed to a client but generally when a counsel is employed the solicitor is bound to follow his instructions. In England the Rondel -v- Worley 1969 AC191 case established that solicitors “should not blindly follow counsel”.

This obviously has implications for questions of negligence when they arise in the context of the conduct of hearings. In the above case the client decided to sue his former solicitor in relation to his conduct of the trial claiming that his solicitor had been negligent. He advanced a human rights argument that he had been denied a fair trial because of negligence and claimed a miscarriage of justice had resulted. He did not aver that he would have been acquitted but for this negligence.

So there you have it, two myths dispelled for the price of one!

Many books on aspects of Law cost well over a £1,000 including Greens Litigation Styles and indeed ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’ which costs a not inconsiderable sum of £10,100 for the latest 5th edition (at time of writing), yes, you read that correctly! See HERE. Yet we’re told that ignorance of the law is NO DEFENCE! How can we possibly understand the law when it’s prohibitively expensive to buy such books and they’re not available in my (or your), local library for the same reason? Of course this is a deliberate attempt to keep you in that state of ‘ignorance’, so that administrative courts can unlawfully steal your debt money.

By the way Lord Halsbury was a very interesting man and I’ll finish by quoting a piece from that excellent (though expensive!) work that bears his name:-

 “It is a constitutional principle that the assent of the Queen & Parliament is prerequisite to the establishment of a Court which can operate a system of administrative law in Her Majesty’s Courts in England. This was confirmed by Lord Denning during the debates on the European Communities Amendment Bill, HL Deb 08 October 1986 vol 480 cc246-95 246 at 250: “There is our judicial system deriving from the Crown as the source and fountain of justice. No court can be set up in England, no court can exist in England, except by the authority of the Queen and Parliament. That has been so ever since the Bill of Rights.”


So, even if you do get dragged to court over ‘alleged’  council tax, parking fines etc., you now know that administrative courts are unconstitutional and have no constitutional authority derived from parliament. They’re businesses, pure and simple. Don’t play their game.

I will be writing more on the contents of ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’ soon, especially an in depth look at why there is NO authority for administrative courts in this country and no Act can be passed to legitimise them because of the constitutional restraints placed upon her Majesty at Her coronation (touched on in the above quote). Which means they can’t pursue you for Council Tax etc. I’ve stated many times, all taxes are voluntary! More on that coming soon, so look back.

In closing this article, you might want an understanding of the rules of OSCOLA (a guide to understanding and presenting/citing case law etc), by downloading the pdf quick guide HERE or a more in depth guide HERE

My end quote for this article is by LORD HALSBURY, HARDINGE STANLEY GIFFARD British statesman (1823 – 1921)

“My Lords, I have more than once had occasion to say that in construing a statute I believe the worst person to construe it is the person who is responsible for its draft.”
– 1902 Appeal Cases (p. 477)


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Common Law – does it exist? article 1

Common Law – article 1

This Blog expresses my (James-Neely: Gillan), sole opinions on aspects of Common Law, and also how they relate specifically to English Language countries like the UK, USA and Canada etc., with a slight nod to Scotland – where this Author resides. This Common Law Justice Imageblog site then should be seen, as my personal ‘truth’, however, if I can help anyone even begin to understand the universal truth that, we (the people of the world), are being deceived on a massive scale. More on this can be found on my quotations page on my main web site here  where comment from some of the most influential men in history, and their views on this deception, can also be found.

Many people keep asking me does ‘Common Law’ really exist? Well, yes, of course it exists (as well as many other branches of law), and indeed it’s used every day, here in this country and elsewhere. The question is not so much does it exist, but rather when is it applicable? For many people assume (and indeed you’re led to believe), that, there is only one lawful jurisdiction that you’re standing under at all times, and that’s ‘CIVIL LAW’. This is however, not the case, as you will find out when you start to research this issue more for yourselves.

Common Law has existed for centuries, it’s essentially judge made law (precedent), and if you should ever get into trouble with the police, perhaps injuring someone in Self Defence say – then in this example, you would be charged with committing a ‘Common Law’ offence.

Most people visiting this site though, are more likely to be interested in the many methods of applying Common Law to everyday problems. So what can we do to apply our real laws to everyday situations? Well, in order to answer that question, we need to understand the differences between Rights and Privileges. A right is defined as inherent, irrevocable, an entitlement held by all citizens. A privilege is conditional and can be revoked, and Rights which are also ‘unalienable’ or’ inalienable’.

The whole concept came from the Stoic School of Philosophy HERE, until the definitive version known to us all by the famous words of Thomas Jefferson  who “…took his division of rights into alienable and unalienable from Hutcheson, who made the distinction popular and important”, and in the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, famously condensed this to:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”


Also, we need to have an understanding of our other rights too, including our Human Rights and our EU rights.

I have supplied many useful links to other resources throughout my main web site, in order to aid you with regards to Common Law matters (as well as other interesting stuff!), so please try to research some of these sources. You will learn much, and the practicability of what you’ll learn should quickly become apparent to you, and how you can use those research findings, to your own advantage.

I know that many people are suffering real hardship, and many are also facing financial ruin, what you will learn though, should help tip the balance back in your own favour. Please don’t despair, don’t bury your head in the sand, fight back. Much of what’s happened to you is deception and fraud, once you undersatnd the true meaning of ‘Contracts’ especially the difference between unilateral and bilateral contracts, then your sense of freedom will start to grow. You will then be on the path to financial and real freedom.

More soon but check out the video below for an overview on the important subject of money!!! Indeed watch the whole series, brilliantly written by Paul Grignon…everyone can understand it!


Common Law Freedoms. Article 6

Common Law – Article 6
Mirrored from an original post by me elsewhere and originally Posted on February 24, 2012
Common Law Freedoms (Constitutional freedoms)

To help you in your own quest, I’ve put links on my main web site to many impeccable sources (including government, university, educational, lawful and legal sources), and urge you check this all out for yourselves. My main web site can be found here Perhaps, you will even join me in ‘LAWFUL REBELLION’ until such time that our demands are met for a fair and just society, with respect for its people, its representatives and its judiciary.

I would like to recommend that you please (my US friends particularly), check out the videos below, in order to understand exactly what you need to know. Watch Charlie Sprinkle himself explain to you, what you Californians should’ve been doing for years! Think of the money you would’ve saved! All those poor Californians ‘mugged’ by your own Government, report them all to the FBI.

This video (below) explains the position on ‘commercial’ activity and driving.

Now watch Charlie…

When is a statue of this man going to appear in California? Overlooking the highway would be appropriate in my opinion!

Conversations with the DVLA 2 – Road Tax

Further to my quest of ascertaining whether or not we lawfully need Road Tax when using our private conveyance of the day (your motor vehicle in legal parlance), for private use. i.e. not used in commerce, so exempt from levy as ‘they’ say.

You will note from listening to this conversation Conversation with the DVLA that at first the same address as that which appears in Part 1 of this thread, was stated. Then latterly I was given another address.

Here’s the other address I was given – start writing to them today!

Sensitive Casework, DVLA, Swansea SA 1ZZ

You will note the completely different postcode, so we can infer from that, it’s a completely different department. I will write the same letters twice (one of each to both departments), the responses (if any), will be posted here in due course.