On first consultation, I will be able to give you an estimate as to costs and, in most cases, will be able to confirm the cost estimate in writing. Work will be undertaken by myself and I have over 15 years post qualification experience.
Most cases can be undertaken on a fixed fee basis. In motoring cases, based on a guilty plea and one attendance at court, the fixed fee covers
- taking instructions and giving advice
- preparing your case
- telephone calls and emails
- attending at court with you for the hearing
Most summary only motoring cases involving a guilty plea can be undertaken for a fixed fee of £360 plus VAT, disbursements and travelling expenses. Exceptional hardship and cases involving special reasons can usually be undertaken for a fixed fee of £550 plus VAT, travelling expenses and any disbursements.
I charge travelling expenses as follows:
- Car Travel: 45p per mile and an additional £25 per hour.
- Rail Travel: The relevant rail fare and an additional £25 per hour.
Disbursements include items such as a report from an expert. Such disbursements are rarely necessary for guilty pleas. If I advise that a report is necessary, a quote will be obtained from the expert for your approval prior to their instruction.
Please note that VAT will be added to all listed prices.