Litigation

Motoring Offences Fees

Our Fees

Our specialist solicitors advise on a variety of motoring offences. These include the following but are not limited to:

  • Speeding points fine
  • Dangerous driving;
  • Death by dangerous driving;
  • Driving under the influence;
  • Driving without insurance;
  • Failure to provide a breath, blood or urine sample;
  • Using a mobile phone while driving; and
  • Failure to notify DVLA.

Depending on the severity and complexity of the case we offer fixed fee or hourly rates. Our fixed fees range from:

Dangerous driving offence with a guilty plea – between £1,500 and £2,000 plus VAT

Driving under the influence with a guilty plea – between £1,500 and £2,000 plus VAT

Speeding penalty points fine with guilty plea – between £750 and £1,250 plus VAT.

Driving under the influence or failure to provide a specimen with a not guilty plea – between £3,000 and £8,000.

Any not guilty pleas are estimates and are based on our hourly rates which vary from £150 per hour to £409 per hour depending on the experience of the fee earner.

Our fees include the following:

  • Initial consultation
  • Taking instructions
  • Gathering and considering evidence
  • Providing advice on the likely outcome
  • Attendance and representation at a hearing

There may be further fees that are not included such gathering expert witness reports, taking witness statements and advice outside the parameters of the initial instructions such as an appeal or special reasons hearing.

All our fees are plus VAT.

Key stages of a guilty plea

The key stages within our prices for a guilty plea are the following:

  • Initial consultation and instructions.
  • Initial disclosure of evidence and reviewing what is received from the prosecution and courts where appropriate.
  • Outlining the court procedure and process, what you are likely to expect and the sentencing options available.
  • Outline the timescales of the hearing including time it will take place.
  • Conduct further preparatory work and obtain any additional instructions if required or answer any follow up queries.
  • Attendance and representation at court
  • Advice regarding the outcome of the case and outline any additional costs for any potential appeal.

What is VAT and when is it due?

VAT is chargeable if it meets the following criteria, it must:

  1. be a supply of goods or  services
  2. be a taxable
  3. take place in the UK
  4. be sold by a VAT registered person, and
  5. be made through business activity.

VAT is applicable at the standard rate, 20%, on our services should the criteria be met. If VAT is due on any disbursements we will inform you prior to agreeing the fee.