Our fixed fees for road traffic offences vary depending on the nature of the offence and the location of the court where your case has been listed.
The following fixed fees will only apply where you are pleading guilty to the offence; there is only one court hearing; and the case doesn’t warrant any work that is exceptional in the circumstances:
Speeding ‘totter’ offence, i.e. anyone at risk of accumulating 12 points on their licence based on points they already have and points that they may receive.
£2,000 plus VAT
£1,800 plus VAT
Road traffic offences likely to attract discretionary disqualification, e.g. a first time speeder
£1,200 plus VAT
Driving with excess alcohol (90mg breath or less)
£1,800 plus VAT
Driving with excess alcohol (more than 90mg breath) - the time spent at court will inevitably be longer due to the client’s attendance at court with the Probation Service.
£2,400 plus VAT
If after receiving your instructions it appears that the case is exceptional in the circumstances, our fees may be increased to accommodate any complexities. We will advise you of any increase in fees and the reason for that increase at the earliest opportunity.
Each of our fixed fees include
1 hour appointment to take your instructions and all preparation of your case.
Consideration of evidence.
Providing advice on the likely sentence to be imposed.
Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the court, save for when it is deemed necessary for Counsel to attend.
The fee does not include
Preparation of your case if you are pleading not guilty.
The instruction of any expert witness.
Taking a statement from any witness.
Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing.
Representation at any subsequent hearing even if you are pleading guilty (e.g. representation at an adjourned sentencing hearing).
Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.
Key stages (on the presumption that the client has entered a guilty plea and a date has been set for a hearing)
You will meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
We will consider initial disclosure and any other evidence and provide advice.
We will arrange to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost).
We will explain the court procedure to you so that 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 that you have.
We cannot provide the exact time that your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court’s availability and listings for that day.
We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going in to the courtroom, unless it is arranged that you will be represented by Counsel in which case only Counsel will be in attendance. We anticipate you being at court for half a day.
We will discuss the outcome of the court hearing with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
If you are pleading not guilty to the offence, or any of the work which is not included applies, our fees will be charged at an hourly rate.
Partner / Consultant - £330 plus VAT
Associate - £240 plus VAT
Paralegal - £120 plus VAT