motoring offences COSTS
The provision of advice and representation at the Magistrates Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences dealt with at a single hearing.
We charge £500 + VAT on average for this work.
This estimate is just an average price based on recent instructions; the actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors which we will discuss with you if you decide to instruct us.
The charge is based on our standard fixed fee rates of £500 + VAT for the first hearing and an additional £250 + VAT for each following hearing. There may be other costs on top. These are fees and charges we will need to pay on your behalf as part of the process, such as counsel’s or expert’s fees. They are likely to be £900 to £1,000 in total, + VAT where relevant. Our people involved in doing the work are Sally Donaldson.
The work we will carry out involves the following (if relevant):
Ascertaining the charge brought (approximately 1 weeks)
Taking your instructions, advising on and entering a plea (approximately 1 -2 weeks)
Consideration of prosecution evidence (approximately 2-3 weeks thereafter)
Preparing you for a court attendance
Advising on likely sentence
Attendance at Court in order to deal with the hearing, and any consequent sentencing (1 day)
Advising on possible appeals
Our fees do not include any external costs and charges that may be incurred as part of the process (such as fines, penalties or criminal liabilities). Further, if you appeal, this will entail additional cost. You will also be responsible for these items. Get in touch if you wish to instruct us on your matter.
PLEASE NOTE We also undertake:
Duty Solicitor work
Criminal work generally
Police Station advice
Prison Liaison work