Motoring Offences Fees
Our solicitors conduct the full range of motoring offence representation and can support you from the first notice from the police to the Court proceedings. Our pricing structure will be set out at the outset of any matter.
Our hourly rates range between £275 – £350 + vat.
Whilst requirements vary dependent on circumstances, we would anticipate that standard advice on plea for a basic Summary (non-Crown Court) motoring offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 would require 2 to 4 hours for advising in a meeting and drafting a letter of advice following assessment of the evidence.
If a written plea were to be drafted, this would require between 1 and 3 hours. This range would include advising on sentencing options as our advice is based on the SGC guidelines and its application to the facts and evidence.
Representation at a single hearing would require between 3 and 6 hours, including court attendance / conference plus advocacy.
Please note that these examples are solely based on a conclusion at the first hearing. Any adjourned hearing will require a further 1 to 3 hours.
Our team covers Courts across England, and therefore travel time may be included at an hourly rate or negotiated inclusively (subject to court location). This decision will be communicated with the client at presentation of the case circumstances.
Due to the variables involved, it is difficult to advise on a precise cost until a matter is initially discussed. However, this will be provided once the case has been discussed allowing for full transparency on costs, and enabling any new client to assess our fee ranges and make an informed decision on whether to instruct.
The above fee example 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
Stages of the Process*
*based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing
- Meeting with a designated solicitor to provide instructions on the facts of the case
- Considering initial disclosure, and any other evidence, and providing advice
- Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost)
- Explaining the court procedure so that the client knows what to expect on the day of the hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court
- Conducting any further preparatory work, obtaining further instructions from you if necessary, and answering any follow up queries
- Attending court on the day and meeting with the client before going before the court (although we cannot provide a timescale of when the hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day)
- Discussing the outcome with the client. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
For further information or to instruct our team in relation to motoring offences, please email: email@example.com