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I already had your answer, plus two other solicitors, who gave me the same answers, that mistakes like I pointed out on the NIP don't really matter, all I was asking to general experts, was why does the law say it is a very important document which has to be accurate, yet the mistakes on mine, which I don't class as minor, wrong date of birth, and no time of incidendent, don't make any difference, what mistakes could be made that could make a difference, as I said I only put it out for views, as I subscribe to ask as many questions as I like.
Well, the reason for caselaw is always something that can only really be known by the court of appeal judges.
I suppose that from a public policy point of view it wouldn't make much sense if people without a defence could escape on the basis of minor details of that nature.
there are lots of things that are unfair.
Actually though a NIP isn't a particularly important document.
A NIP was always traditionally done verbally by officers as that was how speeding was prosecuted before GATSOs came along.
All a NIP has to do is warn a person that they may be prosecuted.
The S172 document is arguably the more important as errors such as date can create a situation where a person cannot disclose.