MOTORING OFFENCES

Cost information

We are required to provide price information for assistance in relation to summary only motoring offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Fixed fees

 

e.g. Drink driving offence, speeding, no insurance etc 

Guilty plea – fixed fee £300 plus VAT

Fee includes:

  1. 2 Hours attendance/preparation

 

  • Considering evidence

  • Taking your instructions

  • Providing advice on likely sentence​​​

  2. Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include: 

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses

  • Taking statements from any witnesses

  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing

  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.

  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.

  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, charged at our hourly rates).

  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.

  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.

  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.

  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for [e.g. half a day].

  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

If you plead not guilty to an offence then your case will be conducted at our hourly rates, as set out below:

All time spent on your file by our Mr Gavin Rofer, Senior Director, will be charged at the rate of £230.00 per hour; £23.00 for each letter/telephone call, save that letters received will be charged at £11.50 each. 

 

Mrs Jayne Thomas, Director, charges for her time is £200.00 per hour.  Other charges are £20.00 for letters and telephone calls, save that letters received will be charged at the rate of £10.00. 

 

Mr Gareth Walters, Director, charge out rate is £185.00 per hour; £18.50 for each letter/telephone call, save that letters received will be charged at £9.25 each. 

 

Our Executive staff and Paralegal charges for their time will be £100.00 per hour.  Other charges are £10.00 for letters and telephone calls, save that letters received will be charged at the rate of £5.00.

 

Additional charges will be added for use of the facsimile machine at £2.00 per page, and all mileage will be charged at 0.45p per mile.  These rates do not include VAT, which will be added to the bill.