Our fees: Motoring Offences

We provide legal assistance to the clients 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 and apply fixed fees to the main categories of such cases.

Consultation in conference: £125.00

Consultation/preparation includes: 

  • considering evidence
  • taking your instructions
  • providing advice on likely sentence

 Representations:

  • Police Station: Single attendance and representation: £350.00

Attendance/representation includes:

  • considering evidence
  • taking your instructions
  • providing advice on the prospect of success, evidence and likely sentence on conviction
  • assisting in a police interview

 

  • Magistrates Court: Representations at a single hearing: £350.00 (including a pre-court conference)

Please, note that if you are pleading guilty in most cases your matter will be concluded on your first day at the Magistrates Court.

Attendance/representation includes:

    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on the prospect of success, evidence and likely sentence on conviction
    • representation in court

Trial Preparation:

  • Preparation for a standard trial: £350.00
  • Preparation for a complex trial: £750.00 (most trials at the Magistrates Courts are standard trials)

The above fees do 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

A separate fee arrangement can be offered for the additional work where we will be able to apply a fixed fee for a specific task. In some more complex cases, we will charge hourly rate at £125.00 for the work of a trainee solicitor and £225.00 for the work of a qualified solicitor. 

Trial:

  • Representations at trial: £550.00 a day (trials in the Magistrates Courts rarely last more than one day)

Any extra work that needs to be done between the charge and the trial will be charged hourly at £125.00 for the work of a trainee solicitor and £225.00 for the work of a qualified solicitor. The number of hours will depend on the nature of the work and issues involved.

The above rates are exclusive of VAT. Professional fees will be subject to VAT at 20% where this is applicable.

If we have to travel outside London we will also charge travelling expenses.