Motoring Offences

We deal with a variety of offences including dangerous driving, drink driving, drug driving, new driver rules, fail to stop/fail to report, no licence, no insurance, speeding offences, using a mobile phone, driving without due care and attention (careless driving), dangerous vehicles, contravening signs and Section 172 Road Traffic Act, failing to name the driver, company failing to name driver, reasonable diligence.

Wherever possible we attempt to agree our fees with you in advance, to give you certainty and peace of mind.

Sometimes we need to work on the basis of an hourly rate. We work quickly and efficiently on behalf of you and we are very conscious that our time is your money.

We want you to be able to relax after you have instructed us and allow us to take the strain. You won’t have to worry about your legal fees mounting up.

We can provide the following services, and you choose which service you want .

Written representations

We will work on your behalf to try and dissuade the Police from issuing Court proceedings. Representation at Court is not included.

£500.00 plus VAT.

Written mitigation

A full statement will be taken from you following which we will analyse the evidence before mitigating on your behalf to try and persuade the Court not to impose a discretionary ban – representation at Court is not included.

£700.00 plus VAT.

Application to remove a ban early

If you have been disqualified from driving there are occasions when we will be able to apply to the Court to get your ban lifted. (You have to have been banned for at least two years and despite other lawyers suggesting otherwise you can still make an application where the Court have ordered a mandatory re-test).

This is not an easy application and you will need help. We will fully prepare the application, list it at the Court that convicted you and send an advocate to Court with you.

£1,000.00 plus VAT plus any fee that is charged by the Court (this is at the discretion of individual Courts).

Written exceptional hardship/special reasons argument

Fully supported exceptional hardship argument in writing.

We will analyse the evidence and take a full statement from you.

We will prepare your exceptional hardship argument and present it to the Magistrates in writing.

Then we will fully prepare you in relation to what to expect when you get to Court. Representation at Court is not included.

£700.00 plus VAT.

Fully represented exceptional hardship/special reasons argument

All of the above, plus representation at Court. This fee does not apply to imprisonable offences such as drink driving. (Please see below for details of likely fees for such cases)

£1,000.00 plus VAT.

Contested trial/not guilty plea

We will fully prepare your case for trial.

Our team will take all necessary witness statements and make detailed representations to the CPS where appropriate to try and get them to withdraw the proceedings without the need for trial.

We will deal with the Court and apply for adjournments where necessary.

On your behalf we will deal with all issues in relation to disclosure.

We will provide a specialist Barrister to represent you at trial if necessary.

If necessary we will advise you on appeal.

Not included in the fee is the price of any expert. If an expert is necessary, for example a toxicologist, we will discuss the likely fees in advance and agree these with you.

Between £1,000.00 and £1,200.00 plus VAT to include a specialist Barrister to represent you at any preliminary hearing. Each further hearing for trial will be £500.00 plus VAT and again will include a specialist Barrister if necessary.

Extra costs

We try where possible to adhere to the fees set out above. However, occasionally if you instruct us at short notice just before a hearing or in connection with several allegations or the Court dealing with your case is in a remote location, then there will be a slight increase to the fees quoted above. We will always discuss this with you in advance.

Additional hearings

If we have included a Barrister within the agreed fee but more than one hearing proves to be necessary, there will be an additional charge of £500.00 plus VAT for each additional hearing.

Drink driving and dangerous driving cases

Sometimes, if you are facing a very serious allegation with serious consequences or if the case is extremely complex then we will discuss with you in advance acting on an hourly rate basis. Our hourly rate is £200.00 plus VAT.

We will give you our best estimate when you instruct and continue to provide costs information and updates throughout the case. However our fees can range from £2,000.00 to £6,000.00 or £7,000.00 plus VAT. This does not include expert fees or the cost of representation by a Barrister at any Court hearing. It may of course be appropriate to apply for Legal Aid for you to be represented in Court and in that event we will advise you in full accordingly as to your eligibility and whether it would be in the interests of justice for you to be granted Legal Aid representation.

In order to give you the best possible service we will always consider the evidence in your case and advise you on whether or not there are any defences available to you. It will then be a matter for you to decide whether you want to plead guilty or upgrade to the full service and have a trial.

If you have asked us to provide representation at Court, this will be by an expert road traffic specialist. He will be fully briefed in relation to your case and in the event of a specialist Barrister being briefed he or she will have talked to your lawyer about your case before the hearing. They will arrive at Court at least half an hour before the hearing is listed so that they have plenty of time to introduce themselves before the hearing starts. Over the years we have built up a panel of expert Barristers who represent our clients around the country.

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