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Below sets out our Motoring Offence pricing information, including legal fees, disbursements and VAT. We have also detailed what our pricing includes, the assumptions about your case that these guideline fees are based on, timescales and key stages.
Our pricing for defending motoring offences is set out below and includes our legal fees, disbursements and VAT.
Failure to identify driver
Using a mobile phone while driving
*our fees may be higher if your Court hearing is taking place outside of the Cheshire area
The fee does not include:
• Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing (average cost for this service is £1200+VAT at 20% (£240))
• Advice and assistance in relation to an exceptional hardship hearing (average cost for this is £1500 + VAT at 20% (£300))
• Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
• Disbursements, such as instruction of any expert witnesses or use of any Barristers. Should your case require an expert witness report or Barrister, we will discuss with you who to instruct, the costs involved and the amount of VAT applicable.
• Timescales for how quickly we can give full advice will depend on the availability of prosecution papers. As a guide, the Crown Prosecution Service has a target of providing papers 5 days prior to the first hearing.
• 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 anticipate being at court for half a day.
• We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
Our fees include the following key stages (on the assumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing):
• A meeting with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
• Consideration of and advice on initial disclosure and any other evidence
• Provision of advice on a likely sentence
• Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary
• Preparing you for court; explaining the procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
• Conducting further preparatory work, obtaining further instructions from you if necessary and answering any follow up queries you have.
• Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court by a specialist Solicitor
• Discussion and advice on the outcome (advice on appeal will carry an additional fee. This fee will vary, depending on length of trial and if you require the use of a Barrister)