Price Transparency Policy

Road Traffic Offences Pricing Guide:

The following provides guidance on costs related solely to summary only motoring offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Whilst we cannot provide an exhaustive list of all those offences; they include offences such as speeding, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and careless driving / driving without due care and attention.

 

Hearing Type Costs – Fixed Fee
1st / Single hearing which concludes the same day in London £500 plus VAT
1st / Single hearing which concludes the same day outside of London £1000 plus VAT fixed fee
Single additional hearings £250-500 plus VAT (depending on location)
Contested trials Please call us to discuss

Basis of Fee

  • There will be a single attendance at the Magistrates’ Court
  • There is a presumption that you will be entering a guilty plea or have entered a guilty plea and already have a hearing date

What is included

  1. Obtaining and considering evidence;
  2. Taking your instructions;
  3. Advising on procedure, law, the offence and defences;
  4. Providing advice on plea and likely sentences and options for the Court;
  5. Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates’ Court

What is not included

  1. Instruction of any expert witnesses;
  2. Taking statements from any witnesses;
  3. Advice and assistance in relation to a ‘special reasons’ hearing unless you are specifically instructing the firm to attend a ‘special reasons’ hearing;
  4. Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal;
  5. Any additional hearings should the matter be adjourned;

Trials

If you are enquiring in relation to a trial, the costs will depend on various factors including complexity, number of witnesses, points of law, volume of evidence, location of court among many other factors. We would encourage you to call us to discuss the matter so we can provide you with an accurate quote / estimation of costs.

Additional Fees

If a case is particularly complex or unusual then we may have to revise / depart from the fees mentioned above. We will of course have a consultation with you regarding this. Any of the factors listed in the ‘what is not included’ section above are examples of what would incur additional fees. However other issues which may increase costs are:

  1. Large volume of evidence;
  2. Large amount of witnesses;
  3. Unusual or Complex case;

All of our qualified Solicitors and Case Workers take on these types of cases. Their experience is set out in their personal profiles on the website.

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