Our Prices - Defending Motoring Offences

We can assist you with defending all driving offences, including summary only motoring offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. We undertake this work on an hourly rate basis, and the current rate is between £200.00 and £300.00 depending upon the seniority of the fee earner concerned. We will provide you with a quote for the likely cost, depending on location of the court and the number of witnesses.
When we provide you with an estimate, the price will include:

• Considering the prosecution evidence
• Providing advice in relation to how to plead and the likely sentence
• Where we cannot anticipate the likely sentence, advice on the options available to the court in relation to sentencing
• Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made
• Representation at a single hearing

Where appropriate we will provide price information on additional services, for example advising on an appeal or sourcing expert witnesses.

The quoted fee will include:

• Up to 2 hours attendance/preparation and travel and waiting time
• considering the evidence
• taking your instructions
• providing advice on likely sentence
• Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The quoted fee will not normally 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

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

• 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 will advise you on how long we anticipate being at court
• We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on a possible appeal, this will carry an additional cost.