Motoring Offences Pricing

Motoring offences can happen to any individual and the penalties can be serious, with potential outcomes including fines, disqualification or in some cases imprisonment.

If you have been charged with a motoring offence such as; speeding, driving without due care and attention or driving whilst under the influence, you will require professional legal advice to help limit any possible consequences.

Why Us

We have an experienced team who can assist you at what is likely to be a stressful time for you and your family. We will provide advice on what happens next and represent you at each stage of the process.

You will have the confidence that you are our priority, with our aim being that any member of the team is available to speak with you when you need some clarity and certainty at any stage leading up to, during and after your hearing.

We are proud to hold Lexcel and Criminal Litigation Accreditations, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain the highest levels of client care.

Pricing

Our fees for dealing with motoring offences can vary depending on whether the plea is Guilty or Not Guilty and the number of hearings involved.  We will need to obtain all the facts and details of your personal circumstances and will liaise with the Court and the CPS in advance and on the day of any hearing.

Our fees will typically include:

  • Considering evidence
  • Providing advice in relation to the plea and likely sentence
  • Options available in the event that we cannot advise of the likely sentence, i.e. what options the court may consider when sentencing
  • Discussing with you where there may be exceptional circumstances, or a special reasons argument should be made to the court
  • Representation at a single hearing

Our hourly rates range from £220– £345 (+20% VAT) depending on your solicitor’s experience, the complexity of your case and the individual circumstances.

Examples of our charges are detailed below and will depend upon the location of the court that is hearing your case.

EstimatedFee – Guilty Plea

Amount

VAT* 

Subtotal

Legal Fee to include:

Up to 2 hours attendance, preparation (considering evidence, taking instructions and advising)

£500

£100

£600

Attendance and representation at a single Magistrates Court hearing

£500

£100

£600

Legal Fee total

£1,000

£200

£1,200

 

Estimated Fee – NOT Guilty Plea

Amount

VAT* 

Subtotal

Legal Fee to include:

Up to 2 hours attendance, preparation (considering evidence, taking instructions and advising)

£3500

£700

£4200

 

*All of our costs are subject to VAT at 20%.

We will provide price information on any additional services, which are charged at our hourly rates.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as expert reports.
We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Expert Reports - £300 - £3000
Counsel Fees - £750 - £3000

VAT will be added to all disbursements at the current rate of 20%.

Time Scales

We are not always able to provide timescales of when your hearing will take place as this will depend on the court fixtures and court listing for any particular day.  We will make every effort to keep you up-to-date on any issues affecting the time it will take to deal with your case.

All extra work is charged at our hourly rate (depending on experience of advocate) full details of which are provided in our client care letter.

Key Milestones

There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances.  They may be as follows:

  • Meeting with your Solicitor to provide instructions
  • Disclosure – where we will consider the initial disclosure provided, with any evidence and provide advice on that basis
  • Where an additional cost has been agreed, we will arrange to take witness statements
  • We will go through the court process with you, so you are fully aware of what to expect on the day of your hearing
  • We will discuss the sentencing options available to the court
  • We will undertake any preparatory work within the time frame of the estimated fee and obtain your instructions
  • We will attend court on the day and meet you before being called to be before the court.  We would allow half a day for this.
  • We will discuss the outcome of the court hearing with you, next steps and any additional costs.