Services

We offer a broad range of Motoring Law Services.

How much will it cost?
Costs will vary depending upon the circumstances of your case but typically the fees will range from £850 and £2,000 + VAT depending on the circumstances and which court the case will be heard and we will discuss this with you when you first come to see us.
Timescales will again depend on the facts of the case and when your case is listed with the court. Typically it will take between 2 and 6 months to complete dependent upon when the case is listed by the court.

You should be aware that legal aid is not generally available for motoring offences, unless they are of the more serious kind.

Recovering costs when you are successful

If you plead and are found not guilty is it possible to recover a proportion of your legal costs. This does not affect people who plead guilty or argue special reasons and exceptional hardship because they could never recover their costs in the first place. If the police make mistakes the Court can make costs orders against the Crown Prosecution Service and/or the Police.

Please note that where a Court appearance is required then the following fees apply to cases being heard in Sussex Magistrates Courts. If your case is not being heard in Sussex then we will discuss with you the additional cost of travel for our advocate to attend. If your case is being heard in the Crown Court we will offer you a fixed fee once we know what the case will entail. These fees do not include any disbursements, such as experts fees, which we will discuss with you if necessary.

Written Advice

If you provide us with all of the prosecution evidence and your instructions we can produce a written advice setting out our view on how you should proceed from here.

Guilty Plea – Written Mitigation

If you decide to plead guilty we can write to the Court on your behalf, setting out your side of the story in a professional, concise way. We can ask the Court for the lowest penalty.

Guilty Plea – Representation at Court

If you are going to Court and you are going to plead guilty, an experienced solicitor or barrister can attend and do the talking for you. We will set out your circumstances and aim to obtain the lightest sentence possible.

Special Reasons/Exceptional Hardship – Written Submissions

If you are at risk of disqualification due to totting up 12 points or more and wish to argue Special Reasons or Exceptional Hardship we can write the argument for you to present to the Court yourself.

Special Reasons/Exceptional Hardship – Representation at Court

If you want to argue the above and want an expert barrister or solicitor to speak on your behalf we will attend and handle the entire hearing for you.

Magistrates Court Trial or Newton Hearing

If you intend to plead not guilty we will attend the first hearing and ensure the trial is properly prepared and all necessary witnesses are warned to attend. We will then prepare your case and a barrister or solicitor will attend the trial to represent you.

Application For Early Removal of Disqualification

If you want your licence back early you may be eligible to apply. We will have the case listed, take your instructions and attend Court to make the application on your behalf. Alternatively we can write the application for you to make yourself.

Full representation

Written Representation